“Peace is its own reward.”
~ Mahatma Ghandi
“Peace is its own reward.”
~ Mahatma Ghandi
“Let the steps I take toward my destiny be bold ones …… for I know I am bold enough to walk this path.”
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”
~ Arthur C Clarke
“You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.”
~ Arlo Gutherie
“When we gamble with our time, we choose our destiny.”
~ Molly Hatchet
“The path to wisdom is full of scars and bruises. And totally worth it.”
“No matter how cold this world gets, please don’t lose touch of morality and allow it to turn your heart cold.”
~ Edmond Mbiaka
Yesterday, was for me, the Ultimate Day of Love (see yesterday’s blog HERE) ……… and then a lunatic with a gun or guns cut loose inside a Florida school that was filled with bright young minds. My nephew was in attendance at that very place and at that very time the gunman unleashed his insanity upon those children. (He is “OK” and at home with his parents …… shaken, but “OK”.)
Initially, I was filled with fear ……. for everyone and as much as I hate to admit this, I was also filled outrage, with hatred, and momentarily I had a lapse of faith. But, I caught myself and thought for a bit ….. I’m 1,200 miles away and all I could really do is pray.
Pray …. for all …… for those suffering and for those that will forever be touched by this horrific event. I asked God to guide and support those that needed to apprehend this person, quickly and without any more loss of life or injuries. I also asked God to help me and not allow my heart to go cold. It help me get through the tense times until we heard our nephew was safe.
I’m not going to use this page to preach politics, gun control, mental health care or anything else. But, I am going to preach LOVE …….. to ALL. We need to STOP HATING each other! And, YES, this includes the D vs R stuff that goes on every day in our great country. Both sides are at fault! I pray for ALL.
“The difference between God’s love and any other love in this world is, His love never changes.”
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. …And now these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love.”
~ 1 Corinthians 13
For me, today is the ultimate day of LOVE.
The day itself may be like any other day in your life …… The darkness of night gives way to the morning light. You will do whatever you do on a daily basis ….. work, go to school, exercise, watch TV, cook, go out to eat or a million other things.
But for me, I will take some extra time and to ponder and reflect on LOVE today, as well as say a few extra prayers of thanks. I delayed my normal day of volunteering, until tomorrow to enjoy this day of LOVE.
We all know that Valentine’s Day is the day of LOVE …….
And, today is Ash Wednesday …. as it is the first day of Lent in many religions, it leads up to the death and Resurrection of Christ …. and his LOVE for mankind.
But, today is also a day of LOVE for mankind through organ donation, hence National Donor Day …. a day to remember and honor those that have saved lives through their amazing gifts ……. the ultimate gift of LOVE.
Today I will say extra prayers for the person that gave me everything, and for his or her family as well. My donor is one of the most important people in my life. The gift I was given has truly been an amazing gift of LOVE.
So today, as we actually should do EVERY day, please spread LOVE …….. to your family. your friends, and to people you don’t know as well. And if you are not a registered organ donor, I ask you to please register …… all it takes is a little LOVE.
PS: It is also Women’s Heart Health Month …. remind those women that you LOVE.
And ……… It is also the first day of Spring Training for baseball – a LOVE of mine!
“The strongest hearts have the most scars.”
“Words can make a deeper scar than silence can heal.”