Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lessons in life...they just keep coming!

   Recently in our family we had something that caused some concern, worry and anticipation. It is interesting how much more sincere each prayer becomes, how precious moments seem to be, and how homesick you get for your family when things like this happens. Not everyone in our family is a worrier ( is that even a word? ), but each of us have learned from past experiences ... to pull together, pray together and to support each other, during these times. We have friends and family both who are praying for us (as well as we do them) and we feel like life is truly just a little bit better because of them!
   We were blessed with good news, and so we can now breath a little easier and be less scared. Most important we can thank our Heavenly Father (AGAIN), for the tender mercies that He has extended to us. Life is hard, life is full of lessons is Good, and we are grateful for that! Thanks for always being there for us, we hope we can return the favor for you someday! Enjoy the poem!

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A Lesson in Life

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. 

If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks you heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."  ~Grandma Moses

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."  ~ Martin Luther King

"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."   ~ Epictetus