An image and a thought for us all to think about as a new week unfolds.
During the past week I heard a story about a young man who made a genuine mistake. He was responsible for celebrating each time the home team made a goal by setting off fireworks so the town and the whole stadium could see and celebrate. As the game progressed he became so excited that when the visiting team scored a brilliant goal this young man pressed the button and fireworks soared skywards.
He later apologised and both teams laughed about the mistake.
BUT: For weeks from the spectators, friends, town folks and across the country and even from other places he began to get ‘insulting’ ‘rude’ ‘hate’ and condemning messages on his I-phone, in e-mails and even on his home phone. Such a relatively ‘trivial’ error heaped upon him such coals of condemnation he may bear the scars for ‘stupidity’ his whole life.
This ATTITUDE in society must be stemmed. I can only determine to do it as one person.
I can only challenge others.
Let it begin with us. Let’s determine that Mercy and Grace will be hallmarks of our lives.
Its not just in tragedy that kindness, compassion and understanding must be revealed. Normal people in normal life must show strong examples that we are all broken people and treat each other from that perspective.
Look this week around you. Where and in what circumstances can YOU make a difference.
Have a Blazing week!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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I love this Faye! Such a spectacular challenge for us all. I cannot wait to be a ‘trail-blazer’ this week!! Hugs!
So true! Humans do tend to overlook the
simplest forms of kindness 💜 Jackie@KWH