Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Perspective, Long Days, Busy Weekends & Quiet Time

I have been reduced to random, non personal posts lately. Or so it seems. Mostly because the summer is crazy and I have been having a difficult time with, well, time.

My hope is I will be able to pick up my blogging after the summer events have died down and life returns to (semi) normal.

I just wanted to share a unique prayer from an unknown author. It was part of a devotional and it really reminded me that I am not the only one in this world who has difficult times. Also, to treat others as I would want to be treated in a moment of frustration or stupidity.

A Different Type of Prayer
(author unknown):

"Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and was rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking fellow, begging for money in the same spot every day is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares. Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together."

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