Saturday, August 06, 2005

Be A Fountain

Be a fountain, not a drain.
Rex Hudler, quoted in 'Sports Illustrated'

Give life to all you do, sucking the life out of all you touch only earns bitterness. The size of your orbit expands, even if you are locked in place, when you leave positive pieces of yourself behind. Hearts touched by gentle means hold tight to the space you possess there.
Life is a privilege, uncertain in length. Make it a pilgrimage that will leave a wonderful echo behind. Perfection is impossible, but with determination the best that you can do becomes a way of life. And the people who really love you will forgive you for most things if they see you are doing you best.
Love is a fountain that has no limits, not a drain that sucks you dry. I suffered many draining years, in the name of love, before I finally realized my mistake. I take responsibility for the things I allowed to happen to me, it was more my fault than his. What I learned I will never forget, so it will keep me safer now that I walk solo. I will remember the past even as I put it firmly away to face the future, a dedicated fountain, without a drain, overflowing with delight at being alive.

Memo From God

I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.
If you find yourself stuck in traffic; Don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man who has been out of work for years.
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; Think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.
Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance ,smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!