Archive | September, 2012

This one event has affected me more than anything in my life

11 Sep

Quickly browsing through all of the FB Posts honoring those who served and died in the terrible 911 tragedy I came across and inspiring story.  I have included the link to that story below.  The story reminds me (us) that compassion and kindness go a long way.  We never know how paying attention to small details, being kind to one person, helping someone, teaching someone, extending a hand; a listening ear…will help another.  I am taking this day of remembrance to remind everyone that you can make a difference.  You do not have to be rich or famous to make a difference.  YOU is all their needs to be.

For me my trip to Africa has opened my eyes to so much.  Though I was only there for two weeks (it seemed like a month), this one event has affected me more than anything in my life. I will write more on that later but I encourage you to open yourself to acting, doing what your heart is calling you to do.  Don’t think too hard about it. If it is put in front of you, there is a reason.  It may be that one event that affects you more than anything in your life!

May your light shine on someone’s darkness.

http://christianity.about.com/od/lossanddying/a/davidtestimony.htm

Tina

I am listening…and ready to hear the plan!

2 Sep

Today I was reminded that God has a plan for each of us. I was reminded that it doesn’t do any good to rush this plan but rather trust that the timing will be perfect and the promise will be fulfilled. Having said that and knowing this to be true, it is still so hard to return from a country where your heart was broken completely and sit back and wait. I can’t explain the fire inside me. I have seen so much and want to get my hands dirty and do more!  I want to help…I want to ease the pain of so many children who are suffering, who are broken-hearted, who are lonely, who feel forgotten and abandoned; who are struggling on the inside but show joy on the outside. I am ready God and wait for the perfect time, for the Blessed Plan to unfold.

You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.   (The Pursuit of Happiness)

I love this quote.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson