Embrace the Gift of Today

Sep 17, 2011



Today is a gift. No matter what your situation to live is to experience a gift from God.

 Our life essentially becomes what we believe. So ask yourself how do you see your life.

 If we look around at what is visible we might easily come to the wrong conclusion.

All around us is pain and disappointment, crushed dreams and failure. But there is more to life than all of this,

 We must begin to view life with our heart. I like the following quote:


 And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


It reminds me that there is more to life than what is visible. It encourages me to listen to the unseen. It gives me a different perspective. And that changes my direction in life and most certainly my destination.

 Years ago I chose to adopt at an age when others were planning their retirement.  People shook their heads and voices spoke their fears. Although I appreciated their concerns I went forward following the One Who has given life to me. That decision has changed all other choices. I have no doubt that it has been right for me.

 Today I spend my time parenting two precious daughters. It is not always easy but seeing them become strong young women strong in their faith and love for others gives me great joy. It also keeps me young and surrounds me with laughter.

 Yes, from the elderly woman  who lives down the street to the child who has Downs Syndrome yet fills our life with sunshine, life matters. Let your heart enable you to see today. You just might find yourself making some different choices and begin to live.


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