Thursday, 23 May 2013

The important things

In the wake of the Oklahoma tornadoes tragedies, I have once again been reminded of the frailty of life and possessions.  It is amazing that even after hearing hear these stories, some of us still continue to sacrifice what is important in life in order to acquire possessions  that can suddenly crumble in an instant. It is worthwhile to constantly remind ourselves that good relationships are the true possessions that do not get blown away or get destroyed, when the tornadoes of life strike.

As such we should not sacrifice them at any cost. It is important for us to make every effort to tell and show our loved ones how much we love them. Its not enough to wait till they are dead before we write wonderful tributes about how amazing they were. Infact such tributes are useless because the person who needs to hear it cannot. Let's take the time to start sending our loved ones, little messages of love, not only in words, but in action.

I have come to realise that there are three special kinds of relationships we must cultivate in order to stand strong regardless of the uncertainties of life:

- A constant relationship with God knowing that He alone deserves our worship and He alone empowers us with strength to keep on keeping on.

- A healthy and balanced relationship with ourselves.  Our worth is not based on what we have, but who we are as God's special children and as unique individuals.

- A relationship with our families, friends and others. They may not be perfect at all things, just as we are not perfect either. Rather let's focus on the qualities that make them wonderful. Let's love them for who they are and the joy they have brought to us over the years. Its also important to forgive them freely, because God does the same to us and  bear with them in their weaknesses, again because we also have weaknesses.

Let's pay attention to the important things in life.

Have a blessed week.

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