We in the world can be defined by fish in a river. Every fish is going to face different kinds of obstacles based on what is “current”ly happening to them. Every person faces the edge of the waterfall, rapids, and also moments of calm. The trick is, those we interact with might be facing the edge of the waterfall while we are in the calm or vica versa. We will both come from different perspectives yet can we not empathize? Can we not learn from our past to bring calm in the rapid flow of tension? Can we not
When we walk through the valley it is easy to allow the valley to affect our attitude and emotions. A valley is simply a depression in the rocky crag. Kindness just might be the first thing to fall down the mountain into that valley. The message today helps us when we face troubling situations.
More and more we find it important to make a decision to look to the light. The title of this Morning Message might seem strange. What does a Sunflower have to do with Kindness? A Sunflower makes a daily choice to look to its namesake. We should make the same decision today to look to the light rather than the ample absence of it around us. If you choose to do so, you will choose to.
It is easy to get caught up in the moment and before we know it, we dig a hole for ourselves. Being unkind, no matter how justified we might feel in the moment, will often times hurt us, our influence, and our purpose. Unkindness digs holes while kindness fills them.
Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Growing up there were certain tasks that my parents would give me that I didn’t want to do. Washing the floorboards, weeding the garden, cutting vinyl siding, and digging holes with a post hole digger. These are just a few examples of what many of us would consider hard […]