Today I would like to challenge each person reading this blog. Are you in any way or by any circumstance limiting what you could sow into the world today – just because you are alive? There is a truth One friendly look, One kindly smile, One good act, and someone’s life is made worthwhile. I do not know who wrote that but I know it is true. I suffer a lot from PLOM – ‘poor little old me’ syndrome as I flow with the bowling balls of life BUT……………… I invite you on a little journey.
In 2001 when the tragic event of 9/11 were beamed across the world something deep within me was ‘ignited’. Through the grief and the prayer and ‘anger’ I became aware of what was happening in the lives of innocent children. I met little ones some only 2 or 3 years of age who could not express in words but years later when they did vocalise horrified adults who should have seen the signs earlier. Little ones exposed to technology…..ie too young to know what is going on. These young and forming minds saw endless media reruns of a graphic and frightening event. They grew up with a mindset that planes hundreds of planes regularly and day after day crashed into buildings. Like a nightmare rerun little minds absorbed as constant this scenario. Can you see how many after 2001 began to see life as HOPELESS if they had no strong school or parental guidance. (media can give terrorism a major boost)
At this time I had no grandchildren and my own children were older.
I began a journey which I only realized this week is continuing today. What can I do to sow beauty and Hope into young lives. I began buying little bears from a Collector Bear promotion. I found it financially very hard and felt a bit ‘odd’ I was not a collector normally of anything. BUT……. I wrote my first BEAR STORY. Peter the Pilot was the first and many others have followed. (I have 40 bears in total). In the season this began I simply told the stories to a few littlies….stories about ‘magic’ bears in a family with a dog and cat etc etc. One day ….and this is a goal still to be fulfilled…..I will have a full collection of these stories I pray to leave behind….perhaps one day when I-pads and all the hype and violence subsides these stories will find their place.
Then my own life journey began to have its own valleys, as well as hilltops but this urge to write……….sow something beautiful in the face of sadness and sorrow was strong.
Thus began the journey……for your interest the collage of what in 2017 is a glimpse of life……….still struggling in some ways but inspirational in others is inserted below. My life goal is not about me but what all of you can do……..in this 2017 world…..one friendly smile one LOVING action at a time.Make a difference. If you follow the Shepherd, His Life, His Purpose, His Example is your inspiration.
Perhaps unknown in the world of celebrity or achievers but MAKE BEAUTY and LOVE your highest GOAL.
Blessings, Grace, and Love to you each one. I believe for all of you, Life possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS.