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November 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours – Les Brown

One of the toughest lessons I ever had to learn was that life can change in an instant.

Circumstances change. Lives change. Change is the only constant.

The change could be positive, it could be negative. No one wants a negative change, but we sparsely get to choose.

Be kind to others. Lend a helping hand, especially if you think that person never repay the favor. You never know, it might be you needing someone to pull you up tomorrow.

Check on your siblings, family, close friends, old friends, work friends too. Just a call or message could make the difference. People are hurting and you can never imagine what they’re dealing with unless they open to you.

If you need someone to talk, please reach out to a friend. Everyone has someone. Sometimes, all you need is a good laugh and healthy conversation.

As people reach out, call or buzz you, please be reachable and receptive (not hostile in your responses). Be nice. Yes, granted, some will ask for money, but is that reason enough to ignore? If, really, all you can offer is a listening ear, please do that. If all you can give is sound advice, please do so. If all you can do is pray, say a prayer for them.

Don’t merely be Christian in words, but in your actions; especially those no one sees.

Show God’s love; what if it were you?
You just might discover that in helping another person up, you’ll find yourself lifted.

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be the salt

June 3, 2018 Leave a comment

Someone shared the post below with me, and as a Christian, I found it thought-provoking. It reminded me that even when the right thing is not popular, do it. You might think you’re not making a difference, but trust me, some people are watching and/or learning and/or changing.

Salt & Light

salt and light

If you were to cook 3 cups of rice, would you add 3 cups of salt to it?

Certainly not!

So, in every preparation of rice, the rice seeds always outnumber the grains of salt, yet a little salt makes a huge difference/impact in the overall outcome.

In the room you’re currently in, look up at the ceiling.
What is the size of the bulb compared to the size of the room? It is probably a ratio of 1:5000.
Yet, darkness flees the entire space once that small bulb is put on.

If I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world, then “little me” has the ability to make big things happen.

Sometimes, because we feel outnumbered or overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of evil or wrong-doers, we choose powerlessness, and decide to go with the flow, not standing up for what we believe is right.

Little doesn’t mean insignificant.

You are significant. Your presence should make a big difference. Stop waiting to be on the side of the majority. They may be the majority, but they are the trivial majority, and you are the impactful minority.

They are the rice of the world, and you are the salt of the world.
They are the dark room, and you are the bulb, the light of the world.
Make your influence felt!

Remember:

You are the Salt of the earth and Light of the world – Matthew 5:13-14