November 9, 2008


Filed under: Essays — unwriter1 @ 6:19 am
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It would be great if life started off well and stayed that way. But the reality is quite different. How many in this world have started off with a perfect life and kept it? Very few indeed. In my travels around the country and even more, around the Internet, I have met some of the most extraordinary people. One person has more physical and emotional baggage than twenty so called normal people, yet the words in this persons life represent none of this. All one senses is love and light. For another the world of drugs was the calling, yet that world put a book on the market delving deeply into the insidious evils therein. How many people have you met that have suffered the most devasting of life’s experiences, such as rape, incest, or worse, yet come through with a heart of solid compassion and love? You would be surprised if you knew the true background of many. These are more than survivors, they are our teachers, our mentors, our therapists that tell us, life is not about the past but a road to a more secure and happy future.

I have known many people who have taken the challenges life has thrown at them and watched them build a platform of security and happiness. These same people could have given up and just let life pull them into the darkness from which they started. They didn’t. Their inner glow gave them the tools to bridge the past and present and span the river of evil and hate. Once they cross this bridge, the land of cleanliness and a brighter future is reached. Many of these almost destroyed individuals reached into their toolbox and found the words to create worlds of hope. Among the landscape of these worlds are mountains of piety and rivers of hope. This land is green, not with envy but of growth. Trees of love and leaves of like are everywhere. The light than brightens this landscape is of God and promises of a future unscathed.

My challenge to my readers. Look at your neighbors, your friends, personal and online and see just how bright their light really is. If it looks dim, help them build their bridge. For by doing this you are paying it forward and you are planting your garden with the seeds of happiness.



  1. Beautifully said, Ron. Or more commonly phrased: If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Those are words I live by. 🙂

    Comment by Jean Henry Mead — November 9, 2008 @ 6:31 am | Reply

  2. I’ve heard of this before and think you said it just right. I try to build up others, not always successfully as I don’t always respond to all the posts asking for help and prayer. But even though I don’t respond, I do hold the up in prayer before the Father of us all.

    Comment by Terre — November 9, 2008 @ 7:45 am | Reply

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