My Thoughts For Today - Posted by Terry (Houston)
Posted by Terry (Houston) on June 29, 2001 at 20:27:02:
Here is an email that was forwarded to me.
Amazing to think of all the things we spend so much time worrying about.
Is our boss happy?
Can I pay my bills?
Will I ever Get That First Deal?
Why Did I sign that deal up?
Will I be laid off?
Will I get a raise?
Here is an email that was forwarded to me. Maybe you will give your children or spouse a hug after reading it. And remember the important things in your world.
>She had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years
>old, this beautiful brown haired, freckle faced image of innocence.
>It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of
>raingutters, so much in a hurry to hit the Earth it has no time to flow
>We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the
>Wal-Mart. We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed
>up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I get lost in the
>sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.
>Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child come pouring in as a
>welcome reprieve from the worries of my day. Her voice was so sweet as it
>broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in. “Mom, let’s run through
>rain,” she said.
>“What?” Mom asked.
>“Let’s run through the rain!” She repeated.
>“No, honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit,” Mom replied.
>This young child waited about another minute and repeated: “Mom, let’s run
>through the rain.”
>“We’ll get soaked if we do,” Mom said.
>“No, we won’t, Mom. That’s not what you said this morning,” the young girl
>said as she tugged at her Mom’s arm.
>“This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get
>“Don’t you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you
>said, ‘If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!’”
>The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn’t hear anything
>the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few
>minutes. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.
>Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even
>ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young
>child’s life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will
>bloom into faith.
>“Honey, you are absolutely right. Let’s run through the rain. If God let’s
>us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing,” Mom said.
>Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they
>darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping
>bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed
>by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.
>And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
>Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can
>take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can
>ever take away your precious memories… So, don’t forget to make time and
>take the opportunities to make memories every day!
>To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
>I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.