A Canadian soldier who died in battle in December 1943 left this "Testament to Life" in his coat pocket. It reminds me of how much we complicate life, when in truth, it's the simple things that matter the most.
"Today a bird sang for me.
Today I leaned against the strong trunk of a living tree.
Today a lizard ran across my hand.
So I am not alone.
When I get back home (to Canada) I'll remember this.
I will cherish all of life, for all life is really one.
I will never again be a destroyer, thought that is what Man is.
This is my dream, that we will learn to live in harmony,
not between man alone,
but with the whole living world." - Readers Digest.
Matthew 8:22 - Jesus refused. “First things first. Your business is life, not death. Follow me. Pursue life.” (The Message)