Today was a great day. It started out with me teaching the 2nd Day of Christmas at the shop. I just loved teaching, and especially teaching Christmas ideas! It doesn't get much better than that. All the ladies there are so amazing! Each one has different talents, different successes, lives and heartaches. Each one comes, and for a few minutes we all have something in common, we are learning something ...a talent that makes us happy, and usually one that we can share with those around us. Yes, that is why having something to do that you love, can make all the difference in the world
Then for lunch a dear friend came over with her Mother. I had met her Mother before, but we really didn't know each other real well. We have something in common though, she too is a Cancer Survivor! As I listened to her story...I was so amazed at her courage and faith. I shouldn't have been amazed, because I have known her daughter for years and she is simply one of the finest young women I know. She is a great example to me. So today I realized like the old saying goes "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree " and I mean that in the most positively way possible! :)
As her Mom and I talked, I realized that there is something about having had some of the same struggles, experiences, illnesses and etc, with others... that make you more compassionate in that particular area. That is why I think it is vital for all of us to share our stories, our experiences and our faith. So maybe, just maybe it will help another...who is having to travel down that very same road. There is great comfort in knowing you are not the only one...yes, great comfort in that.
Another thing I have noticed throughout my life is... that when you have a terrible tragedy, illness, death, loss in your life, that it is ok to mention God. When most times in the world, people don't mention Him for fear of what Others might think or judge you by. But those who have had these very terrible troubles in their lives, know that it is truly only through God and His Son Jesus Christ, that they had the courage and strength to over come all of their trials. With that personal knowledge comes a great strength and a PEACE, that the world can't even come close to offering.
How grateful I am for that relationship with them, I do not take that lightly and really do try to share my story every day of my life. If I help just one person, who feels so discouraged or alone, if I can help share their load or pain...then everything I have gone through, will have been worth it.
Life's lessons, yes they can be hard very hard, but that is exactly what makes us who we are...if we choose to learn and grow from it!
Yes it was a very good day!
Good night dear friends!