Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Remembering I am not alone!

Well today, I have thought long and hard about this upcoming journey of mine that I have been so hesitant to travel. I realize now that I am going to be fine and that I have made my decision and although I am not excited about it, I do know that is what I am going to need to do. There are no guarantees in this life and that is why I think traveling down uncharted territory for me is a bit scary but ,I need to change my thoughts and just do all that I can in my power to make this work. Yesterday when we went to the hospital for the Radiation Simulation (that is what it was called), I saw my Physical Therapist there and we said hi and I introduced her to Jeff. When we walked away Jeff said "see I knew even coming here  you would find and make a new friend!" :)

So I will look for new opportunities to serve and befriend someone there at the hospital, since it will become my second home for the next couple of months. Here is my quote for the day and a story for the day, both of them pretty well sum up what I need to do and remember. Have a great night and thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers in my behalf!

"Don't let change overwhelm you, let change help you find opportunities you may have never seen!"

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

--- Author Unknown

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