Sunday, May 16, 2010

Something to think about...

Last week at the food pantry, one of the tickets had "homeless" written on it. When I took out the buggy of food I had to ask the man if he wanted the bag of frozen items he had received and could use them. I've been thinking a lot about this man in the past few days and realizing all the blessings we have.

I received this in an email recently and thought I'd share it with you. Sometimes it helps to change your perspective when you are feeling down.

Today before you say an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food -
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife -
Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children -
Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house
someone didn't clean or sweep -
Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the
same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job.
Think of the unemployed, the disabled,
and those who wish they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another -
Remember that not one of us is without
sin and we all answer to one MAKER.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -
Put a smile on your face and thank
GOD you're alive and still around.
Author Unknown

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Have a day of blessings!

5 comments:

Denise said...

Precious friend, your heart truly blesses me. I love you.

Kristi said...

Powerful words, sweet friend!

Mocha with Linda said...

Amen. Great reminder!

Loren said...

What great reminders! very powerful!

Have a blessed week too Bethany!

Debbie said...

Bethany, that was beautiful!

I spoke with my sister Christine yesterday and your name came up in our conversation. She still couldn't get over how kind you've been to her. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reaching out to my sister Bethany. Her vision is still impaired in that eye but she's thankful that she can still drive and get around.

I think she has a thankful heart like yours.

Love you,
Debbie