heartbeat gone flatWhat would happen if you were told that in the next minute your heart would stop beating? What would you think? How would you feel? What would you tell people about yourself that no one would know?

Ask yourself these questions and for a minute. What would I do if someone told me my life would end in the next minute?

Take out a piece of paper and write down as many thoughts as you can in a minute. Work like it was the last minute of your life. List as many thoughts as you can.

Here are a minute of my thoughts:

  • Diane and Josh are with me,  without them life would not have much meaning.
  • I am surrounded by family and friends who are committed, caring and loving people.
  • I have everything I need, a vocation that inspires me, food on the table and a roof over my head that is home.
  • I would want people to know that I tried really hard to be good at everything I did and hope that it was enough.
  • I love to walk barefoot in the hot summer rain, feel wet and smell the clean, crisp air.
  • I love it when people around me succeed, it makes me feel as happy as if I succeeded.
  • I love to read, write and listen to music.
  • A puppy called Sicily has become really important to me.
  • Holidays are the best, smell of turkey and stuffing, gifts under the trees, fireworks, pumpkins and birthday cakes.
  • I am not afraid, my life has been rich with grace from God our Father.

I am abundantly thankful today.

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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