Yesterday I was shocked to find out two things. The first was the death of actor David Carradine. Why was this shocking? Because this man was 72 years old and there were possible suspicions of suicide.
Secondly, there were 3 deaths of a husband, his wife, and one of their three children. How did they die? The father was unhappy so he caught their home on fire hoping to kill himself and his family.
I found these two incidences very unsettling and sad. I have a hard time believing that at 72 years of age that you wouldn't be content with yourself or happy for what you've accomplished in life? Wow! Then to think of this father who was extremely talented, respected, and had a beautiful family that he was disheartened and lost sight of the bigger picture and took matters into his own hands. Heart wrenching.
As I'm on this life journey, the road has been at times: up hill, enjoyable, challenging, smooth sailing, unexpected and so many more things. From these recent tragedies, I've been reminded that there is more to life than this. I want to find contentment is who God has made me to be and where I'm at in life. I want to seize the day and live life! I need to work through my expectations of where I think I should be in life (let alone what others think) and live life to fullest TODAY!