One way to help overcome grief is to plan to live–one day at a time.
Maybe I shouldn’t even bother planting, I thought. I paused for the briefest of moments.No, I determined, I am going to plant these bulbs. I am planting them in faith, expecting to be here next spring to see the flowers.I planted the bulbs.Whatever it is you love to do, make plans to do it-next month, next season, next year. With God’s help, determine to survive. Trust God to carry you through whatever this life dishes out. He won’t let you down. (Excerpt from Dear America )
“As for me, brushing this closely with death has awakened me spiritually. I can see how short my time on this earth is. Like [the apostle] Paul, I praise God that it’s short. I can’t wait to know the Lord face to face, but for the sake of the dear lost souls who walk hopelessly around me, I have resolved to do everything I can to spread the Good News [of Salvation in Jesus Christ] for as long as I am alive.”