Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Life with Deep Thoughts

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I wish I knew where this originally came from.

A few weeks ago I shared my feelings towards regret. Basically, I don’t like it. I feel that God puts us in places for a season for our growth. On Sunday, my pastor shared that we tend to think blessings are the “good things” that happen in our life, but blessings tend to be things/situations that have the most growth potential. Much like this song from Laura Story (which is, incidentally, named Blessings)

I can’t tell you how much the Erma Bombeck quote fits into my life right now.  I want my life, the good and the bad, to mean something. I want to draw closer to God and bring others with me. Know what I mean?

On a day like today we look back and reflect on our lives 11 years ago. We remember where we were, what we were doing.

Do we count that time as a blessing?

I can’t help but think of all the first responders who literally gave all they had to save others.
I can’t help but think of my dad, who on September 12th was struck by a car while on his motorcycle. He was on his way to give blood. 

Do we count these hard times as blessings?

4 comments:

Michaela {au naturel design} said...

I'm sorry to hear about your father's accident, especially out of an act of kindness. I have family that left NY just before Sept 11th...I think the entire world was impacted in some respect and I hope that those of us still standing have grown to a better place because of our blessings. I don't want to live with regrets either, so I have to work on living each day to the fullest because we never know what tomorrow brings. Take care.

caitlin said...

oh goodness. so sorry to hear about your dad :( love your blog though!

Devon Riesenberg said...

new follower from the GFC Blog Hop :) Lovely and inspiring blog and especially poignant post. SO sorry about your father. How tragic.

Melissa said...

Such a good post. I love that song. One of my favorites. So sorry to hear about your dad though. {HUGS}