I received an e-mail one day from a friend that I hung onto because I liked what it had to say. I found it while cleaning out my desk at work the other day and decided I would post it with pictures on my blog. I liked what it said and thought I would share it. (Maya Angelou said the following)
I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights!
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
My parents with my kids!
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
I have learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
My sister (after she got out of the hospital from an aneurysm) with my girls in NY.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn!
I've learned that people will forget what you've said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Thought this was pretty good!
I pray daily that God can use me in some way to touch the life of someone-maybe the person cashing me out in line at the store-maybe the person next to me in line at the gas station-maybe my neighbor-maybe a friend, family member, stranger-maybe just someone that no one has smiled at-hugged-waved to-said a kind word to all day. I pray that God will be quick to open my eyes and heart and hands to those who need it and also quick to close my mind, heart, and mouth to anything that I might think, say or feel that isn't God-Like-that isn't uplifting or kind. Lord help me to be your eyes-hands-feet-whatever you would want me to be today and every day to those who need to see you-feel your spirit and know that you love them!
On this Pathway to Purpose