Time Gets Better
I learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing
I learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
I learned that when I wave to people in the country,
they stop what they are doing and wave back.
I learned that just when I get my room the way I like it,
Mom makes me clean it up again.
I learned that if you want to cheer yourself up,
you should try cheering someone else up.
I learned that although it's hard to admit it,
I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
I learned that silent company is often more healing
than words of advice.
I learned that brushing my child's hair is one of
life's great pleasures.
I learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers
have followed me there.
I learned that if someone says something unkind about me,
I must live so that no one will believe it.
I learned that there are people who love you dearly
but just don't know how to show it.
I learned that you can make some one's day by simply
sending them a little note.
I learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the
greater his or her need to cast blame on others.
I learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
I learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.
I learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away
from the phone.
I learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth
a medicine cabinet full of pills.
I learned that regardless of your relationship with
your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
I learned that making a living is not the same
thing as making a life.
I learned that if you want to do something positive for
your children, work to improve your marriage.
I learned that life sometimes gives you
a second chance.
I learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers
mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.
I learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
I learned that whenever I decide something with kindness,
I usually make the right decision.
I learned that everyone can use a prayer.
I learned that even when I have pains,
I don't have to be one.
I learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.
Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing.
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.
Listening, one will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, one will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her. As one stands and watches these two friends, one sees how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is - trusting that she will not lead him astray.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by God and those whom he places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see God.
A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like. Finally he tore out a sheet of his new magazine on which was printed a map of the country.
Cutting out all the states, he gave it to Shelby and said, “Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today.”
After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map correctly fitted together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly.
“Oh,” she said, “on the other side of the paper was a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.”
~~ Author Unknown
The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer..AND
Lazarus was dead!
Now! No more excuses!
God can use you to your full potential.
Besides you aren't the message, you are just the messenger.
And one more thing...Share this with a friend or two...
In the Circle of God's love, God's waiting to use your full potential.
1. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
2. Dear God, I have a problem, it's Me.
3. Growing old is inevitable .. growing UP is optional.
4. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
5. Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.
6. Do the math .. count your blessings.
7. Faith is the ability to not panic.
8. Laugh every day, it's like inner jogging.
9. If you worry, you didn't pray . If you pray, don't worry.
10. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.
11. Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
12. The most important things in your house are the people.
13 When we get tangled up in our problems, be still.
God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
15 He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
Have a great day!!! The SON is shining and he can certainly use you!