Reflecting on the fragility of life today, on Easter Sunday. This story is an amazing testament to the power of each to minister to one another, sometimes without knowing.
Take courage this holy day, courage in the truth of your existence. Courage that you exist for a purpose… courage that your quest is always yet to be determined.
Trust in God.
“The woman recounted that a few months previous she was dismayed to find herself unexpectedly pregnant. She had gone out shopping to distract herself because she had just scheduled an appointment to get an abortion and was terrified about it. The appointment was two days away.
As the woman walked from her car into Walmart, a red bracelet lying on the ground caught her eye. She picked it up and saw that it had the word LIFE on it. She quickly stowed the bracelet in her purse and continued with her shopping.
That night the woman sat in her room crying, filled with an awful dread about what she was about to do. She was worried about what her parents would think and felt the need to “get rid of the problem.” As well, her boyfriend had abandoned her, making abortion seem like the only choice that was left.
At this point in the woman’s story, Rachel could not hold back her tears any longer. She completely forgot that she was supposed to be working and that she had other tables to serve.”
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Just in time for New Years Resolutions, an excellent list of things of which many of us are guilty, and how to rectify them to lead full, productive lives.
A few to get started….
1) Stop spending time with the wrong people. ” If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.”
10 ) Stop exclusively looking to other people for happiness. “If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. ”
12) Stop thinking you’re not ready. “Most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.”
14) Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. “In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.”
24) Stop following the path of least resistance. “Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.”
30) Stop being ungrateful. “No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.”