What makes you stop and think?
Sometimes we read something that really makes us stop and think. These 'thought provokers' sometimes change our opinion, and even alter our future behaviour.
This thought provoker was circulating after the 9/11 terrorist attack on 11/09/2001.
How much do you take for granted?
If I knew
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep.
If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.
If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.
If I knew it would be the last time I could spare an extra minute, to stop and say, "I love you" instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.
If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I'm sure you will have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there is always tomorrow to make-up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say: "I love you," And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's?". But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you, and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today maybe the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.
So if you are waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss; and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear. Tell them how much you love them, and you will always hold them dear. Take time to say: "I'm sorry" - "Please forgive me" - "Thank you" or "Its okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.
This thought provoker is similar to the parable of the sower.
Are you like a gold watch (please read below)?
What kind of Christian are you?
It seems that a lot of Christians are like Wheelbarrows - no use unless pushed.
Some are like kites - if you don't keep a string on them they fly away.
Some are like kittens - most contented when petted.
Some are like balloons - full of their own importance and ready to blow-up.
Some are like trailers - they have to be pulled.
Some, fortunately, are like a good watch - open-faced, pure gold, quietly busy and full of good works.
Jean Bennett has kindly provided a thought provoker which reminds us how blessed we are, and how grateful we should be:
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep... you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallett and spare change in a dish somewhere... you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.
If you have never experienced danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If your parents are alive and married... you are rare.
If you can hold someones hand, hug them or even touch their shoulder... you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a good day, and pass this along to remind everyone how blessed we all are!