Thursday, 8 May 2014

From the Folks Who Hold Down the Outpost in Extreme Central Texas

Great message for all ages….

How much do we notice as we go through a day?????

Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America - If you   remember,   she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's   Roll!' and   helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania   that was heading for Washington,DC back on 9/11.  
She said it's the little things that she misses most   about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he   came home, and her children running to meet   him.

Lisa recalled this story:

"I had a very special teacher in high school many   years  
ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart   attack.  
About a week after his death, she shared some of   her  
insight with a classroom of students. As the   late
afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over,
she moved a few things aside on the edge 
 of   her desk and sat down there
With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she   paused  
and said, 'Class is over, I would like to share   with all of  
you, a thought that is unrelated to class,   but which I feel  
is very important. Each of us is put   here on earth to learn,  
share, love, appreciate and give   of ourselves. None of  
us knows when this fantastic    experience will end.  
It can be taken away at any   moment.
Perhaps this is the power's way of telling us that   we  
must make the most out of every single day. Her    eyes,  
beginning to water, she went on, 'So I would like   you all  
to make me a promise. From now on, on your way   to school, or on your way home,
find something beautiful to   notice.  
It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be   a  
scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out   of  
someone's house, or it could be the sound of   the  
breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or   the  
way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as   it  
falls gently to the ground. Please look for these   things,  
and cherish them. For, although it may sound   trite to  
some, these things are the "stuff" of   life.  
The little things we are put here on earth to   enjoy.  
The things we often take for   granted.  
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up   our  
books and filed out of the room silently. That    afternoon,  
I noticed more things on my way home from   school than  
I had that whole semester. Every once in a   while, I think  
of that teacher and remember what an   impression she  
made on all of us, and I try to   appreciate all of those  
things that sometimes we all   overlook.  
Take notice of something special you see on your   lunch  
hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at   sunset.  
Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double   dip ice  
cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the   things we  
did that we often regret, but the things we   didn't do.  
If you like this, please pass it on to a   friend,  
if not just delete it and go on with your   life!  
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we   take,  
but by the moments that take our breath   away."  

GOD Bless you every day of your life.
This is the day the Lord has made.
Rejoice and be glad in it.
God be with you!