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Random things that pass thru my sometimes crazy life and mind.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Countdown to Christmas Begins

Ok, so i asked, in fine Julie fashion, for my mother to post a Christmas post a day till Christmas, so since she is gonna indulge me, i thought i would try to keep up with her. While it isnt December yet, i thought i would post this real quick. I took it off a friends page, but i wanted to share it with you all.

It is a little prayer to maybe help us keep some thing in perspective.....or not, up to you.

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the person who cut us off in traffic last night is a single parent who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Merry Christmas