This week's message is short and sweet. I wanted to leave you with three thoughts that are not my own, but I like the sentiment expressed in them. These are things that perhaps we might think about, but not really consider closely.
"Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn't mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad. It means they are human." Unknown (at least to me)
"Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can,
At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can." John Wesley
"Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow's a fresh opportunity to make it better." Unknown (at least to me)
I think these three statements are related in that if we make mistakes, and we all do, if we recognize this, we can still "do good" by any and all means possible to help those who have made mistakes and who have fallen, and to remind them that they, like we, are human.
And if we remember that each day brings a new morning, we can begin again. We can start over and do better. All of us has this opportunity open to us. Let's take advantage of it instead of just pushing play-repeat-play over and over again. Each of us gets a "do over" and we need to allow others to receive a "do over" also. It isn't a luxury for just a few. Something to think about . . .
Live Your Life, and Make A Difference!
To My Readers:
Book Two of the Lives Trilogy, Shattered Lives, is now available on Amazon. It carries the reader forward from the prequel, Taking Lives, and book one of the Lives Trilogy, Stolen Lives. All three can be found on Amazon.
The publicity blurb I use for Shattered Lives is as follows:
Everyone thought the boys were safe, and they were. That is, until people began dying. Some of the men responsible for the boys’ captivity escaped and without any leads, the FBI can only wait. A dangerous strategy when it involves the lives of the kids and their parents. Continue the journey that began with the prequel, Taking Lives, and book one of the Lives Trilogy, Stolen Lives, with book two, Shattered Lives. http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Lives-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00UZRP828/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427118727&sr=1-1&keywords=Shattered+Lives%2C+Joseph+Lewis
You can find Taking Lives at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MG2JAWE?ie=UTF8&at=aw-android-pc-us-20&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links