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December 14, 2013

RAY DAY: Take what life gives you

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God has my number, and he hasn’t pulled it yet. Two other times I was down, wondering about what was going to happen to me, and he said, Don’t worry about it, my boy, because only I know when that will be.

So to get back to the weather, let’s just take what is given and use common sense. That is the way I live. I try not to worry about anything if I can. And if it seems like things are getting heavy on my shoulders, I will ask God for help and I know I will receive it. My thought is God will never give me more than I can take.

Life is a gift and living it is a responsibility. You might say I am just trying to keep a good outlook on life, and you might be right. With love, I was brought into this world to live it, and so I have. Maybe there were things I did that were wrong, but I have asked and received forgiveness.

For a while I expect and probably will receive the OK to stay out in that garden as long as I want to. In my lifetime, I have lost my grandparents, my parents, by brothers and sisters, and a daughter, and I know where they all are. You live each day as if it might be your last, but with hope that tomorrow will arrive. You prepare for the going but hope for the staying. You treat all others with love and respect, but you never give up on their friendship.

Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at uncleray@earthlink.net.

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