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It has been a few days since I last posted. Nothing wrong, just busier than a cat on a hot tin roof.
There are times when the world tests our souls. Too many ailments, too many bills, too many frustrations.
Day after day we trudge down our appointed path of life, which has many valleys and high mountains. It is fine when we are in the valleys of life, but OH those mountains.
Up and down; up and down. It is like a rollercoaster ride that never ends.
This leads to stress, depression, anxiety, self-doubt, hopelessness, and many other walls.
I have been on that roller coaster. I have been on a ride that has kept me reeling, and spinning. It is not fun at all. It is hard, at best, to be in a positive mood during these times.
But in a positive mood I am!! I have made a decision that all adversity happens. All storms come.
With that in mind, I try to live my life reaching out to others to help them through the storms that they face.
- I look for a reason to go somewhere that happens to have some down trodden people. Like hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
- While there I keep a big smile on my face, and guess what, almost every time I get a return smile. Some of those faces had never wrinkled up a smile in months.
- I sit and talk to them. Actually, I sit and Listen to them. It seems like no one has taken time to stop and talk to them in months. They really unload, and I am so honored to be there to let them do it.
- It is wise to usually bring something to give them. Just a simple card, one rose, a small gift card, or even just a hug.
- God will always smile as He is looking down on your doing all of this.
It is amazing how helping others helps you as well. Smiles get returned. Hugs are mutual. Seeing one excited and happy again….PRICELESS!
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!