The Real Seven Wonders of the World
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet little girl hadn’t turned in her paper yet. She asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my
mind because there were so many.”
It is too easy for us to look at the exploits of man as “wonders” while we overlook all God has done, regarding them as merely “ordinary.” May you be reminded today of those things which are truly wondrous.
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished
“When you stop fighting, that’s death.”
– John Wayne
“I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.”
– John Wayne
“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”
– John Wayne
Leaders Leading Leaders
Author: Comrade in Arms
I was homeless once in a faraway place. I still ran…8 miles a day up a small mountain about 6 days a week. I did it so that I would be ready for the life that belonged to me when it came back.
I was invited to take whatever I wanted from a garden that grew near me, so I picked leaves and herbs and flowers and peas and beans and even things I didn’t like very much that none of the other tenants of the shelter I lived in took advantage of. There were at least 100 of us maybe more, the garden was all to myself. I did it to keep my body and mind as healthy and strong as I could on my food stamp budget so I would be able to spring into action and be a part of society when I was given <–(and I use that word loosely) the chance. Instead of prescriptions for depression, I asked the VA to prescribe the vitamins I couldn’t afford. Avoid the comfort food, stay away from the donuts & cake & bread and ESPECIALLY if they are free.
If you are challenged, if you are hurting, if you are having a difficult time, take care of yourself in spite of your circumstances, eat well, get good sleep, exercise, have beautiful conversations with yourself, and treat yourself as if you are getting ready for the performance of a lifetime, it will be the best thing you could ever choose to do for yourself. your moment will come, and you’ll be ready for it. Keep going, you will live again, you will love again.