Thursday, January 15, 2009

Aloha Friday!




An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!



My Question is:



The airplane that went down Thursday in the Hudson River..was pretty amazing. What a miracle! It sure puts our life into perspective huh? What would you change today..if you survived an airplane crash? Would it cause you to make different choices? Would you think twice about your eternity? (sorry a lot of questions)



My Answer:



I think that I would change everything.. I think I would want relationships repaired.. My days would have more meaning.. My kids would seem more special.. Funny thing is why.. does God have to bring us to our knees before we appreciate what He has given us..

18 comments:

gracefulgirl said...

That crashed totally freaked me out too. I really try to live without regret, but I'm certain I could leave work earlier and spend even a few more minutes with my daughter.

Upstatemomof3 said...

I actually think I am pretty happy with my life. But I am sureI would take more time to just enjoy my family

janetfaye said...

I honestly do not know.

A tragedy does not make me realize what I should cherish, I already do that.

blueviolet said...

Given the year that I just went through, I've pretty much already refocused my priorities and what a blessing that everyone survived that crash.

Sarah said...

I don't know if I would change anything. Just remember at all times that family is so important!

The Downs Gang said...

I would cherish my family members more and spend more time with them!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Yesterday was just news to me. I truly appreciate my life now. There are always changes that can be made, but nothing life altering. I made those type of changes back in 1994 while living in Northridge during the earthquake and having my house, life and all my belongings destroyed around me.

Jennifer said...

Wow. I do not have too many regrets or things I would change, except trying once again to try and have a relationship with my mother.

TheAngelForever said...

I think it is very hard to say unless you have had something like this happen. Other horrible events in life have certainly changed things, so I imagine it would have a very profound impact.

The Farmer Files said...

Hmmmm I know where I am spending eternity so I have a far more shallow answer. I would think more carefully about what I put in checked baggage and what I would put in my carry on the next time i fly.

Tim and Vicky said...

I really enjoyed your answer . . . it resonates. I would (and need) to take a harder look at life and keep a strong focus on God.

Lisa C. said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm good one. to be honest i probably wouldn't change too much.. after having the girls last year, my life has been focused on my family... wait, i would probably focus more on religion... and myself more...

pam said...

That was incredibly scary. I am so afraid of flying anyway, and that just reaffirms it!!

I think don't take your loved ones for granted, appreciate each day which we are given. As you never know when it may be your last.

Margo said...

I just found myself being so happy this morning when I thought about it... truly a miracle. I can't really imagine how I'd change my life but I think it would be impossible not to. I'd probably wonder what I'm supposed to do with my life and try to live it as if each oment is precious to a whole new degree. Since everyone survived this, they won't have to deal with survival guilt which can be so horrible to get past. Great question.

Pegsy said...

I would stop trying to make everything around me perfect and just enjoy it the way it is. I would smile more and have more fun, instead of being my practical, no nonsense self.

Thanks for making me think about it.

Denise said...

You expressed my feelings beautifully!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

I would be GRATEFUL and would want that attitude to be reflected in every area of my life. Maybe I should just start now, huh? :)

seaprincess72 said...

that plane crash was truly an eye opener. i would not really "change" anything but, rather, i think having a new leash on lifemakes me see things more difrrently.

my days will be filled with gratitude, patience, understanding and love.

ps.

you have such an inspiring blog. i am also forever struggling with my weight. reading your entries shed fresh insights in my journey. i will always be looking forward to future visits :)

i hope you don't mind xchanging links...

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