Have you ever heard the saying: ‘no man is an island?’, of course you have. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’…I hope so.I woke up this morning so thankful to see another day. Each day is a blessing, a gift that should be treated as such. It should be cherished and should make you smile just like on Christmas morning. Once you are able to open your eyes, half the battle is won.Many days for most people is a challenge. We whine and complain about not liking this and not liking that……we all do it. We whine cause our bbm on our bb nah work and we allow that to ruin our day. Facebook is slow on the notifications and that is a problem……….the manicurist never get the ‘french tip’ just right suh now we upset.Sometimes we all need a reality check.If anyone remembers my blogs from MySpace, I can tell you that we all really need to stop the petty whining and give thanks to a MOST MERCIFUL GOD for all that we have, all that we are and all that is possible for us to become. We are so blessed is like wi confused and ungrateful.Remember my blog about my 17 year old friend/neighbor Natalie who was just taken from her family/friends/me/us so suddenly? She is no longer a teenager, but she is still in a mentally/physically altered state. Her family’s lives will never be the same. Neither will mine. However, they hold on and live day to day holding on to Natalie’s love. She might not be able to function the way she used to…but she still hears us. Although I am this far away physically from Nat…I think about her all the time and still remembers the way she loves and supported everything that Shilo did. (So, how is your day again?)Remember Caroline? She is still walking the streets trying to find her mind. Everyday is a challenge for her. Remember the blind lady who walks with her seeing eye dog and carries her four year old grandson on her back??? Well, he can’t fit on her back anymore, but to this day when you ask that blind lady ‘how are you?’, her response remains the same…’I am too blessed to complain’. So, which one of us really can’t see?I know someone close to me who lost sight in both eyes and the use of both kidneys. Dialysis is what she looks forward to three times a week. Not even forty years old. Many lives were changed by that one change. I am sure that entire family wishes a broken blackberry was what they had to deal with today.No man is an island. We all need each other. I had someone remind me just yesterday to have faith. This person cares enough for me to ask about my day…my fears and my cares. This person reminded me that lack of faith is showing doubt in GOD. We can’t have that. GOD never doubts our abilities…why should we doubt HIS.I have been blessed to have a few people in my life who want to see me reach my full potential…people who believe in me, care about me and love me. Who is it in your life that loves you? I am sure you have many. Do you love ’em back or take them for granted?Show love today…we are all so blessed. Even the people we find it hard to tolerate we have to show love. Boy is that hard! It has been getting easier for me by practicing this: I say to myself…I have two daughters and two sons…………..I love them with all I have. If someone was to hate one, it would hurt me deeply cause no matter what, I love them. Well, that is how GOD feels.HE never said it would be easy…HE just said, ‘do it for ME’.
Love your friends………..that’s easy. Let’s try to love the ‘hard to tolerate’ as well. Be your brother and sister’s keepers…it’s healing.
GOD has positioned some people in my life and I am thankful. I know I can blossom and reach my full potential because I get that boost, love and encouragement…I just pray that in all my getting I give the same.Be thankful everyone…….. love ‘them’ today………….what if tomorrow is too late!!!Every creature with a heart thrives off of love…Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. (Proverbs 27:17)
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)