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A thank you of respect and reverence to all who have suffered, served and given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Though freedom should be a God given right to all of God’s children, it should never be taken for granted. It is my prayer that those who serve our country may have God’s greatest blessings and that those of us who benefit from their service will keep them and their families in our prayers. As citizens of the United States (and the world), may we stand strong for freedom of religion, a government that protects and defends our constitution, and that looks to God for answers. Freedom will never fail where the people and their leaders look for and follow God’s guidance.
There is nothing like light to infuse me with optimism and Faith! I don’t know if that is inherent in each of us or not but I love Sunny days! (To all of you in those gloomy weather area – how do you do it?!!) That’s how I feel, as well, when I am feeling God’s light. I have to work for God’s light. It isn’t dependent on weather forecasts and sunny days. Some seem to believe that if God loves them, then their days should be full of joy and Sunbeams. I know this life can be hard but without those struggles that we all encounter, we would never truly enjoy and experience the euphoric moments of life or even the simple pleasures. Think about this…do you ever appreciate each painless breath with your lungs? You do once you have experienced a cracked rib. Do you think about the simplicity of breathing until cold symptoms make it not so simple? Could you appreciate getting to the mountain top if it only required one simple step? Enjoy the Sunbeams of life that come naturally with golden days and work to create those Sunbeams in your life – regardless of the weather outside!
I had to share this story that I found online at academictips.org. The purpose behind everything I do is to help others understand what I learned when I was allowed to return to heaven during my near death experience. If you come across stories or know of true stories that would help God’s children understand their incredible potential, God’s true character, or provide them with inspiration & hope – please share! For those stories, quotes, or videos that I am able to share, I will create a meme to go with when I post it. You can send me your inspirational pieces at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and sources so that I can provide proper credit. Also, when sharing true stories, please feel free to disguise the identity of individuals as you feel would be appropriate. Thanks!
How the poor live by Touching Storieson September 16, 2009 ·in
One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad.”
“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”