Sunday, December 16, 2007

"Life Battles"

Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly.....Leave the rest to God!
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

You know.....that is so TRUE!

Someone sent me one of those "e-mail stories" today and at the end they had signed their name and this little reminder/quote.

I agree with what they said and thought I would put it on here for us all to remember.

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

I've realized this issue this week. Several times in fact.

Christmas is a very hard time for MANY people.

It causes them to "remember happier times" or to "remember a loved one they lost either through divorce or death" whatever it may be...the Holidays "stir" up memories. Good and Bad. It can't be helped. People "reminisce" and then they think about when this or that happened.

We however can be there for these people that struggle during these days.

We can try to understand and bring a bit of joy and cheer into their lives and to comfort them on their hard days.

Right now, if we can let's look past the busy moments that are testing us all and let's try to see the "who's" we are to help through this season and into the next.

I've found many....much more than I realized or bargained for.

But I am trying to do my best to bring them a word or encouragement or comfort along the way.

Check out this very helpful and encouraging article that Patti Hickman wrote in regards to this subject.
It's on her blog......
"Words UnWired."

The Hickman's Pastor a church in North Carolina. Patty is a very successful book writer as well.

A few years ago they lost their precious daughter Jessica to a fatal car accident.
It was very devasting as you can imagine.

She has now spoken and written on this subject several times.
Especially at Christmastime.

If you know someone that has a hard time with the holidays because of the death of a loved one, please pass this along to them.

I read it and I think it's very heartfelt and will minister to people that have suffered in this way or through some other hard circumstances.

Maybe offer someone a cup of "Comfort and Joy tea" by "The Republic of Tea" this week. That would be very nice.

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