I wish I could remember where I found this posted on Facebook, but the story touched me in such a way that I had to share it with you. Read on…
I was in Dollar Tree last night and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line. One was a big kid, one was a toddler. The bigger one had a pack of glow sticks and the baby was screaming for them so the Mom opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears. He walked around with it smiling, but then the bigger boy took it and the baby started screaming again. Just as the Mom was about to fuss at the older child, he bent the glow sticks and handed it back to the baby. As we walked outside at the same time, the baby noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said “I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it.” I almost ran because l could hear God saying to me, “I had to break you too show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose.” That little baby was happy just swinging that “unbroken” glow sticks around in the air because he didn’t understand what it was created to do which was “glow.” There are some people who will be content just “being” but some of us that God has chosen, we have to be “broken.” We have to get sick. We have to lose a job. We have to find our own path. We go through divorce. We have to bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child because, in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us but when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created. Trust me, I do not look like what I have been through.
You are loved, you are valuable, and you have a purpose.
Dear friends, when you’re asking that eternal question of Why?, perhaps you can find some relief in the story above and feel more at peace. We see your heartlights!
Every Sunday morning, my Mom would watch The Crystal Cathedral with Robert Schuller on TV. I remember it well because his closing statement was, “God loves you and so do I,” which I always found comforting. So being that it’s a Sunday, I thought I’d give you a little reminder from one of my favorite childhood memories.
Fill the world with love ~ The Presents of Presence
You may not see these hearts in the sky when you look up because many times, to the naked eye, we cannot see the invisible shroud of love which is available to us each and every day. I enhanced the photo above so that you could see them and hopefully feel that gift of love which surrounds you. Breathe in the beauty and light which is yours by Divine right. Embrace the blessings which envelop the skies, glistening like stars.
You matter. You are blessed. You are loved. You are love.
Look at each person’s face as YOU pass on the street:
Those faces are for YOU….
Remember this when YOU wake up in the the morning and think YOU have nothing. ~ Miranda July
I received an email from Oprah today and inside were different quotes (the above being one of them). Because it spoke to me, I thought I would pass it along to you. As ‘Hump Day’ it’s a great reminder for the rest of the week should you need a little pick me up!