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Inspiration

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem – Suicide

July 27, 2012 • By
Since I am behind on my ultimate blog challenge, this is my second post of the day. It’s a serious subject: Suicide. I am an avid tumblr user and there is a group of young people who for whatever reason, live with very little hope in their lives. I saw the poster below and I felt that I had to respond, but I had to take care and not be preachy because they feel that they get enough of that from the ‘rents’ (translation: Parents).

What if……

You turn your life around and those miserable and lonely 30, 40, 50 years turn into the best years of your whole life?

What if……

The problems that seem so insurmountable today, works itself out without any help or interference from you?

What if……

You don’t have all of the answers and that sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has more than you do?READ MORE


Inspiration

Homelessness – A Prayer for the Lost and Forgotten

July 10, 2012 • By

This is day 10 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today’s post was written to bring awareness to the ever increasing issue of homelessness. I wanted to illustrate how so many people are just one paycheck away from devastation and that by the grace of God, we are blessed beyond measure in so many ways.

 

Bless those whose once soft, downy pillow has now morphed into the cold, bitter concrete.

Shelter those whose homes are now a tattered mosaic of cardboard boxes and pieces of plastic sheeting.

Watch over those who no longer live within the safe confines of a warm, loving home.

Sustain those whose stomachs growl as they search desperately through the city’s refuse cans for anything that once resembled food.READ MORE


Inspiration

Be Your Own Hero

August 14, 2011 • By

For some, life is a spectator sport. These people hear about the great things happening in the lives that surround them, but have not yet embraced the fact that positive things can happen to their own. They continue to live a life where they run on automatic pilot with no significant events in their lives; only the ones relating to the sport events that they may attend. Sometimes. There’s no sense of urgency about tomorrow; no plans considered beyond today.

They merely drift and wander in and out of view that one barely notices their absence. The spotlight is meant for others. Standing out isn’t something that makes them comfortable; they are blenders in. They are the stereotypical modern day Cinderellas who are sure that nothing will change in their all too boring lives unless someone else comes to save the day.

There are so many unfulfilled dreams floating about their owners’ heads; lingering into perpetuity, homeless, aimless and desirous of being claimed and utilized but left wanting. I’ve lived that existence. I’ve wanted to experience things that I’d read about, seen on TV or had heard about in passing.

I believed that I wanted a life different from the one I’d presently been living. I could envision my new life, I just didn’t know how to create nor claim it. I think somewhere deep down inside, I thought someone would just show up and guide me to my destiny. I was waiting for my Superman.READ MORE