My Thoughts For Today - Posted by Terry (Houston)

Posted by David Alexander on June 29, 2001 at 21:50:46:

walking through it can enjoying it, in all it is… is truly great in itself.

It was a great realization for me some years ago, when I asked myself why? why run thorugh it? After all it’s just water… Why not walk thorugh it and enjoy, sure put all the other small stuff in perspective.

David Alexander

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
>the spout.
>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.
>Author Unknown

Re: My Thoughts For Today - Posted by JTodd

Posted by JTodd on July 01, 2001 at 09:20:11:

Thank you for that one. I really ‘soaked’ in that message. It aint always about the money. Sometimes its just about ‘being’. And appreciating all that ‘being’ has to offer. Thanks again.