Monday, October 26, 2009

Make it Happen Monday

All over the USA, Seniors and Boomers are using their years of experience and knowledge in servant leadership capacities in their communities because they are waaay to young to retire! On Mondays we will be sharing the stories and inspirational thoughts of some of these remarkable "make it happen" people.

Life's Lessons

An Unknown Author wrote the following text about Life's Lessons that fits well within our Monday context where we celebrate volunteerism, caretaking, and Make-It -Happen people:

After a while you learn the difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
You learn that love isn't leaning
but lending support.
You begin to accept your defeats with the grace of an audlt,
not the grief of a child.
You decide to build your roads on today,
for tomorrow's ground is too uncertain.

You help someone plant a garden instead
of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
You learn that God has given you the strength to endure
and that you really do have worth.

The following came from an email sent to us by Doey Thomas, whose story we will tell on Monday later this month. My husband was very taken with these words and sent them to some special friends.
People come into your life for a reason,
a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is,
you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty,
to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part
or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met,
our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered
and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
Things you must build upon
In order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
Love the person and
Put what you have learned to use
In all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

We can give thanks for special people being part of our lives,
Whether they are a reason, a season or a lifetime.

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