This was so unexpected

 

Why do we encounter such tragedies and unhappy moments in this life?

There is always something going on and it’s not always good news. The lessons we learn on our journey can be  satisfying and others extremely painful. 

I was in the hospital recently visiting my dad, who has serious difficulties. Dad is 88 years of age and is not in good condition. It breaks my heart to see what he’s going through.

SIMPLY TRAGIC

This was so unexpected to his family….

Having said that, next to my father is a 25 year old young man who is suffering  with brain injuries from a motorcycle accident. He has no chance of surviving.

I can’t imagine what his family is experiencing. On one hand my dad has lived a long time by today’s standard. It saddens me that his life is hanging in the balance.😪

Then I look at this young man whose life is shortened in one quick moment. As a mom it breaks my heart to see his life ending so abruptly.

He has so much living ahead of him and the ups and downs of this life is sweeping it all away.

Only by the power of prayer and a miracle will he be able to walk out of that hospital. But his prognosis is serious.

Life is a battle at times and no matter how much we try, unfortunately we can’t escape from what may come our way.

The battle is real and we are at the forefront of it everyday not knowing when it will rare its ugly head. We must fight and never give up to the unpredictability of this life.

All we can do is try to live our best, be at our best and let God take care of the rest. Why? 

That’s because we are not in control of things that are unseen. We have no idea what the future holds for any of us. 

On a positive note, be thankful, praise God in spite of life’s mysteries. Trust God regardless of the circumstances.

Give God thanks and praise as you go through the storms of life and the ability to overcome the difficult times.

Thank him also for the special people he’s placed in  all of our lives and for the time we were given to share together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flow like a River

nathan-anderson-375926-unsplashI sat in a park by a river one day,

and looked at the skies and started 

to pray. I believe we’re not here to act the fool,

to live a life breaking too many rules.

But to flow as a river with it’s twists and turns

Rushing, upon many rocks, getting purified,

Each day we try to change and learn.

To live a life which continues to flow,

One step at a time, that’s how we all grow.

A river flows into a lake you see,

And people into a sea of humanity.

Pat Fagan

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Blues


Here we go again

Sunday was such a beautiful day especially this time of the year.

The sun was shining, birds was singing and it was such a warm and refreshing day.

I was extremely inspired to do something anything but sit home.

People are much nicer this time of the year.

After all it’s spring…

This season brings out the best in people and it shows.

There are many cars on the road causing slower traffic movements.

But who cares…it’s Sunday, time to go out and have some fun.

Wow, how time flys..

Pretty soon you’re prepping for the inevitable..

The Monday morning blues. It’s time to get back to work or school or anything in between.

I don’t know what it is about Monday’s that just makes my jaws drop.

You go from a Friday high to a Monday low.

The thought of resetting your life back to one of working for the next few days on a job that is mediocre at best makes my skin crawl.

Don’t worry I’m working on that aspect of my life…seriously all kidding aside…

You should to if you’re not happy where you are…

Know where you are going and have a plan.

Live your passion and maybe Mondays will inspire your dreams rather than crippling your thinking.

That’s the great motivator to improving the quality of your life.

By Tuesday you’re set in you’re groove and you’re great. Ready to put your pedal to the metal.

You’re already prepping for the next weekend…

Thank God it’s only a few hours before your day is finally over.

Here’s to Tuesday….

Hidden Scars

We wear a mask upon our face.

A heart filled with stories,

Life experiences that’s kept secret.

Hidden…Private

As we peer into a mirror

A face appears with eyes intent

On hiding behind a mask

Of imperfections of a body and soul

Damaged by life’s struggles.

Scarred…

Revealing an emptiness of silence

Shh…

Which keeps us from speaking

About our life’s secrets

Afraid of judgment and consequences

We are broken and held hostage.

Revealing a shadow of a person,

A human being with hidden scars.

Held in a prison of mindless thoughts

Of past mistakes and regrets

That paralyzes the mind

Remaining in that secret place

Of excess baggage….

Never wanting anyone to discover

The mask which conceals our real identity.

Secrets occupies a space in the corner

Of ones mind under lock and key

With a sign knock but do not enter.

Fragments whispered to a trustworthy soul.

Restrained, but never really

Revealing the full complexity

Of a life scarred by negative experiences.

Which boggled and transformed the mind.

Trapped in a world of misconceptions

Masquerading…..

Wearing different disguises, at different times

Stuck in the past of perceptions

A reality….more like a nightmare

Concealed, tucked away and hopefully  forgotten.

 

Life without Money

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Imagine…what would your life look like if money didn’t exist?

All our lives we’ve been chasing the dollar to the point where we’re divided rather than united.

Start thinking out of the box…

Everytime you leave your home you are spending money.

What would your world look like if money was not the main focus of your existence?

Continue reading “Life without Money”

Are you working with the right attitude?

Before the morning shift of workers arrived for the morning, I was sitting in a hospital waiting room in Long Island.

They came in one by one, Doctors, Nurses, restaurant workers and others. However you couldn’t tell who was who until they took their coats off and reported to their various assignments.

I was sitting near the bathroom. A woman approached with a smile on her face and a cart filled with cleaning supplies.

We spoke briefly and her infectious smile made me feel very comfortable.

That particular morning, among other things, the bathroom looked like someone had a party with toilet tissue tossed all over the floor.

Her responsibility was to clean all the bathrooms in the hospital. I’m sure she’s seen some horror shows in their over the years.

I felt empathy for her as I realized all the hard work she had to do in this one bathroom that particular morning.

In my opinion, she had one of the toughest jobs that most of us would cringe at if we had to do it in order to survive.

However she probably doesn’t get the credit she deserves.

We compliment people on a higher pay scale and forget the ones who are clearly working just as hard.

Some of us complain about our jobs…I get it.

Trust me, I am not where I want to be but in reality alot of us could say the same thing.

Working with the right attitude

This woman made me want to shut up and put up with a job which may not be living up to my expectations.

How would you like to get up everyday knowing the job you’re going to requires cleaning bathrooms in a hospital all day?

I don’t believe for a moment this woman is living her dreams but doing whatever it takes in order to take care of her family.

What amazed me even more as I observed her was her pleasant attitude and relationship towards her coworkers.

I thought about this woman as I left the hospital. For some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about her pleasant demeanor as she continued to do her job.

A LESSON LEARNED

“Whatever you do, work heartily at it for the Lord and not for Men.”

Col 3:23

I met this woman in the most unlikely of places and I learned a valuable lesson that day. She exuded the right attitude according to God’s word.

There are many people who work at these jobs everyday. We see them at work and other places cleaning up the mess that was left behind.

But do we really see them…..

What we fail to realize, everyone has a role to play in this life. One person is not better than the other because of there job status.

In my opinion, most the people I’ve met who are doing these jobs are very pleasant.

How we treat and respect each other in our humanity matters.

When was the last time you even gave a thought or said a kind word to any of these workers?

CONCLUSION

Learn to appreciate where you are, be thankful for what you have and be kind to others who are not where they want to be.

It’s important to have the right attitude no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

The wrong attitude will stress you out.

For all those who are doing the most unlikely of jobs with the right attitude, I salute you.