No 16 4-19-19 “Three Simple Rules in Life”
If you do not GO after what you WANT, you’ll never HAVE it!
If you do not ASK, the ANSWER will always be NO.
If you do not STEP FORWARD, you will always be in the SAME PLACE!
Yes, if the train pulls into the station and we do not run to board that train, it will leave without us.
I had a vision/dream a few years back. I was dressed in a brown suit, carrying two large suitcases, to small bags under my arms, a back satchel and a hat. I was a train depot and my train was just beginning to leave. I realized that the train had started moving and I began to run. As the train sped up, I had to drop my two big bags. As I glanced back, they had burst open and all my contents were scattered. I ran faster and I had to release the two bags under my arms, they fell and opened as well. Then the train was just beginning to go faster than my run, so I stepped forward to grasp the railing of the car. My backpack with all my valuables fell off and my hat flew off my head, and I jumped on the train. I glanced back and people were just finishing taking all my personal items. They were all gone now. Then, I stood on the step of the fast-moving car and I looked forward with the wind rushing into my face. I had made it. I was free. Nothing that I had let go of mattered and I was moving forward to my new life.
I then awoke and my soul felt very light. I am now working very hard daily to let go of my heavy life luggage and run forward to my fast-move train in life that is taking me to fulfill my dreams and visions.
“All endings are also beginnings; we just don’t know it at the time.”
– Mitch Albom (B – 1958)
American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster
Have you ever come to an ending? I have. I am experiencing one just now in my life. A door is closing. The difference is that now I am looking for the new window of opportunity that is coming my way. A dear friend today told me the story of two twin brothers. They both had stockings on the mantle and when they opened the stockings they both had hose manure in them. One brother said, yeah, that’s my luck and my life, just horse poop and he walked away. The other brother then said, we must have a new pony outside and he ran out to greet his new colt. Funny how each saw they same thing with such different perspectives.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
– Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915)
American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States
Monsignor has given us videos on Facebook this whole season of Lent. They have been such a great blessing to me. His message regarding Lent is this, “It’s not how you start, but how you end the race!” I have had a rough season of Lent with many, many challenges. But I am ending strong at the end of the race. Funny, this year Good Friday is also Passover and a Full Moon!
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
– Stephen Covey (1932 – 2012)
American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker
I have decided to be an accountable person and not a victim in life. I am not the victim of wagging tongues, I am the product of someone who stood up and said, I’ll be happy to help you, I’m sorry for my mistakes, I’ll be happy to guide you in your life, I am willing to change, and I am willing to share my journey from failure to great success though humility and perseverance. I guess it’s been a good season of Lent after all!
Move forward and offer a hand of friendship of love to someone this week. Tell them they are important, that they matter, and that you love them. Trust me, they already know their short cummings. Give them a message of hope and encouragement. Then watch the miracle of change that will happen in their life, and the blessing that you will receive in your own life.
Thanks for reading!
David Earl Woodbury
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