The Rhythm of Life: Heartfelt Play (Richard Exley)

Celebrate the temporary,
Don’t wait until tomorrow.
Live today.

Celebrate the simple things.
Enjoy the butterfly.
Embrace the snow.
Run with the ocean.
Delight in the trees.
Or a single lonely flower…
Go barefoot in the wet grass.

Don’t wait until all the problems are solved…
Or all the bills are paid.

You will wait forever.
Eternity will come and go
and you will still be waiting.

Live in the now…
with all its problems and its agonies,
with its joy, and its pain.

Celebrate your pain…
your despair and your anger.
It means you’re alive.
Look closer.
Breathe deeper.
Stand taller.
Stop grieving the past.

There is joy and beauty today.
It is temporary.
Here now and gone.
So celebrate it while you can.
Celebrate the temporary.

Terry Crigger

Terry is a husband to Cindy, dad to Ashley and Haley (and Austin), and papa to Rya, Sophia, and Stella. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Christ's Chapel for over 25 years.