I found this pot of flowers sitting at my door, way back in March. It was put there by a dear
friend, for my birthday. It's contents were barely visible, with only a few flowers peeking
out through the greens. But, look at it today. I think it is so pretty, and every time I walk
out of my back door, I am reminded of my friend, and the love and kindness she shared
with me. A gift that keeps on giving...how special!
Speaking of "look what I found" topics...this is what I found recently, when I walked into
my family room one evening. My husband had three grandchildren captivated on his lap,
telling them fascinating facts about the book that he was reading. They were spellbound.
This is the book he was reading, and the pictures alone had them sitting perfectly still.
The book was written by Nick Vujicic (pronounced Voy-a-chich). He was twenty-seven
years old when he wrote this particular book. He was born without limbs, but he was not
constrained by his circumstances. He travels around the world encouraging people to
overcome adversity with faith, hope, love, and courage. He definitely has had endless
experiences in dealing with adversity and obstacles, some of them unique with him,
but most of them universal to all of us.
I listened as I heard my husband explaining to these little ones, that yes, Nick was born
without any limbs, and yet he went on to live with joy and purpose. They were filled
with questions, and I quickly realized that this was one of those "learning moments"
that grandparents look for when they had grandchildren in their care.
Personally, my husband and I both enjoyed reading the book, and we were reminded
again, of how important it is to be comfortable with who we are, how we look,
and the purpose that God has for us here on the earth.
And, later in the evening, this is the scene I discovered. What is better than one
"plumber" in the house? Three "plumbers" ready to take care of a drain that
would not hold the water in the tub. They were ready to tackle the situation,
with real gusto and enthusiasm:)
Today, if you face any roller coaster situations in life, or things that seem insurmountable,
you may want to pick up a copy of Nick's book, to lift your spirits and encourage your heart.
It certainly did mine when I read it. I close with this quote from his book;
"Whether you have a lot or a little to offer, just remember that small acts of kindness can
be just as powerful as big donations. If you make a difference in just one life, you've done
a great service, because simple kindness can start a chain reaction of similar actions,
resulting in your effort's initial results becoming magnified many times. Whatever God
has given you, share it in ways to benefit others."
When we reach out to others, we forget about our own troubles and trials.
Thanks for stopping by.