When God knows you’re ready for the responsibility of commitment, he’ll reveal the person under the right circumstances. Wait patiently. Don’t waste your time wishing. Grow and be ready, you’ll see God will give you a life story far better than you could ever dream of!
This beautiful woman is and has been my ultimate idol. She is so remarkable and such an inspiration. The fact that she lifted her focus from acting and slowly placed her time and efforts into humanitarianism with UNICEF is awe-inspiring. Audrey Hepburn is a positive example to all, and her legacy lives on. I only hope to leave a mark on this world the way that she has.
It’s been a day since Moore, Oklahoma was hit by a destructive tornado. I’ve seen numerous posts by people saying that their hearts are with those that were affected.
A country coming together to formulate a strong support system for those in need is the most powerful backbone we have to lean on, and it is one of the most beautiful things to witness.
Acknowledging a natural disaster and sending our love is one thing, a great thing; however, let’s take it one step further. I challenge you to do something about it. I know that a lot of us are busy or low on money, but times like these are when people need you the most. I’m a broke college student in the middle of finals week, and I still took time out of my day to help. Donations are great, and those are needed. If I’m presented with a choice to physically see what I’m giving, though, I take that route. I researched ways to help those in Oklahoma and came across this page:
On this page are six ways to help the victims of Oklahoma. I chose number one. Number one provides art packs to the two elementary schools hit by the tornado. I’m also choosing to make the superhero cape (guess I’m going to have to learn how to sew!). For those that don’t know, there was a third grade class from one of the elementary schools where 7 out of 20 students didn’t survive. This horrible news really affected me and touched my heart which is the reason why I made this choice.
Please check out this website or feel free to research other ways to help out the victims of Oklahoma. If funds are really tight, then pray. Pray for the families who lost their homes. Pray for the families who lost their loved ones. Pray that our country will unify and grow stronger from this tragic event. We don’t have control over Mother Nature, but we do have control over how we recover.
And be thankful. Life is short, and I’m sure many of these families didn’t get to say goodbye to whomever they lost. Appreciate your loved ones, and LET THEM KNOW. You never know when someone is going to be ripped away from you. Take advantage of the time now to express your love and gratitude. It shouldn’t take death and devastation for us to realize how to live and love and when to say it.
When you see someone who is struggling, a co-worker who is discouraged, a friend who is not up to par, how do you respond? Our words can be what keeps a person going; our compliments can put a spring back into their step. Now more than ever, we need to automatically let the encouragement flow. We need to tell others how much we love them, how we value them, and tell them that they are talented and creative. Always remember, with your words you carry life-giving water. You carry hope, healing, encouragement and new beginnings, and you can pour it out everywhere you go.
Today, choose to speak encouragement. Choose to speak victory and faith. Instead of telling people what they’re doing wrong, instead of pointing out all their faults, find what they are doing right. Only insecure people do that. Focus on the good. There are already enough critical, judgmental people in the world. Let’s be people who lift up others and restore them. Let’s be the light of Jesus in the world.
This has already started happening for me. I’ve met some incredible people this past month, and I feel like my life has really taken off. I’ve completely indulged myself in wanting to make a difference and being involved. From being elected as Publicity Director for CSUF PRSSA to accepting my first internship at Miracles for Kids, I have been extremely blessed with opportunities. God is good!