I receive a lot of email. Too much email. A portion of it is junk mail (although my email program seems to do a good job of catching most of that). A lot of it gets deleted after reading the first sentence or two. Some of it never even gets read, but simply deleted once I see who sent it to me (sorry Mom!).
The messages that make me cringe are those that insist I forward the contents or I will be doomed to bad luck forever. Hmm... what if they are right?
There's also the guilty conscience messages. You know, "You don't love Jesus if you don't forward this to ten friends in five seconds!"
For some reason, I opened a note this week that I normally would have just canned. I thought that the message was somewhat profound. With just a couple of edits to improve the readability, I present here "Three Things in Life". I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
There are three things in life that, once gone, never come back.
There are three things in life that are invaluable.
- Unconditional Love
- Real Friends
There are three things in life that are never certain.
There are three things in life that define a person.
- Work Ethic
There are three things in life that can destroy a person.
- Substance Abuse
- Selfish Pride
- Uncontrolled Anger
There are three things in life that, once lost, are difficult to recover.