PART OF THE JOURNEY ~
Growing up isn't always easy
I remember being kid and just wanting a friend. A real friend who wanted to be with me and someone to talk too. We didn't have cell phones or even much use of a phone when I was a kid. I remember watching kids pass notes in class. I wanted to be part of that but never was. I felt alone and scared a lot as a kid. I knew someday I would grow up and I could make things happen. Little did I know that as a kid, I could change somethings too. I only thought that adult voices were heard and not kids. Being told to be quiet or go to my room really did mold me. As I talked to stuff animals about ten years old, I spoke words of life to myself. I knew that someday I would grow up and I could make a difference by teaching others to be kind to kids. Kids voices were not always heard in the 1950 - 1960's.
A little girl in Kindergarten was celebrating her birthday. She was happy that a cell phone was coming her way after school. I was shocked that a Kindergarten child would get a phone. Although, I have seen many first graders with phones at school. Adults say this to me that they want their child to be able to get in touch with them. I remember walking to school and wishing we had milk money for school. Just one little box of milk a day while at school. I remember my mom saying when she was kid, they would make baked potatoes and wrap them. It would keep their hands warm while going to school in the snow. We grow up different and we learn from the past. It's all about the journey our lives are on in life. Some born with lots of money and others not so well off. But guess what? Kindness can be shown no matter where you are in life.
JOURNEY ~ KINDNESS
No need to say you wish you could do things different. We can not change the past, but we can change today! We can purpose a good day and celebrate this journey of life.
Titus 3:4-7 New International Version (NIV)
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Yesterday was a day of Thanksgiving! So many are so happy seeing their family and friends. Others are extremely happy the day is over. Spending time with some people is considered hard. Yet, our example matters and we can make the best of everyday we are given. A chance to make a difference and share Jesus through our lives. Let us stop today and give thanks to God for our lives, our journey and his amazing love. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.