Wow, how time changes things!!! Today I was at a local store and saw an old friend from my college days. At the time, she was young and beautiful and had dreams of becoming who knows what. Today I saw a person that was lonely and angry, and it broke my heart! I simply didn't know what to say to her. It was apparent that things were not going well for her, and she let me know it right away!!!
So, I think about the past, and the future, and how easily I could be where she is. Certainly I have had my problems, but with the grace of God, troubles have worked out......so far. Still, it was great seeing her, and there is always a lesson in everything we do. Today I took away a gift that she does not realize she gave. The gift of gratitude! For I am truly grateful the way things have turned for me out so far.
I look at my life, and realize I may never be rich with money, or have a mansion to live in. I may never have dinner with the President but I am lucky, and blessed. I have been fortunate enough to touch other people's lives, and I feel that is the greatest gift we can have! Look at your own lives and see where you have touched others. Are you the mother the wipes the child's nose, or the neighbor that helps rake the leaves? Are you the brother that watched over your nieces of nephews?
We all are important to.....someone!!!
Take this lesson, and take it to heart! Learn to love YOURSELF! You are what matters, if not to yourself, to someone else. You may not realize how important you are, but you ARE important! Love yourself, for others LOVE YOU!!!