This is the time of the school year for good-byes. Young
children leave their beloved teacher. College students part for the
Who enjoys saying good-bye? For most people, it’s tough to do.
Especially when it’s the final good-bye to a loved one.
Here’s a favorite meditation of mine.
important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch
it with love and carelessness and move on. There are people who
leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever
can into contact with them. There are people who leave you and you
breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and
leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents; friends leave
friends. Acquaintances move on. People change homes. People grow
apart. Enemies hate and move on. Friends love and move on. You
think on the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on
those present and wonder.
I believe in God’s
master plan in lives. He moves people in and out of each other’s
lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made
up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life, and you
are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not
Pray God that you
accept the bits and pieces in humility and wonder, and never
question, and never regret.
From: WHO DO
YOU THINK YOU’RE KIDDING? God is No Fool by Lois A.
I’ve grown to appreciate those who have had a profound influence
on my life. I often didn’t realize the impact they would ultimately
have on me. Rarely did I thank them.
A while ago, I felt led to write a tribute to my mother.
Honoring her while she’s still alive. Recently, I felt compelled to
thank a college administrator who mentored me. He believed I could
be more than I dared to imagine.
Who has contributed
positively to your life?