Thought For The Day 03/28/11

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As I sat pondering about what I might write I was looking out the window at an overcast, dank, dreary, grey day. The grey weighed heavily on me and seemed to sap all the energy and spirit from me. How would I manage to be creative? How would I manage coming up with some words that would convey an upbeat, spiritual message? As my thoughts were racing all jumbled and confused, I suddenly realized that I had a home, warmth, sustenance, and family near me…….hundreds of thousands in Japan don’t. I suddenly realized that I had a peaceful neighborhood, and community with services readily available to me and a government and military ready to protect me…….hundreds of thousands in Libya don’t. Then I looked a little closer at the world outside my window. Through the grey, I could see green blades of grass sprouting up. Through the grey I could see the leaves popping out on my Crepe Myrtle tree. Through the grey I could see the beautiful blooms on my neighbor’s Flowering Plum tree. And finally I realized that through all that grey, everywhere, was the promise of Spring……the promise of warm breezes, fluffy clouds and blue skies. Suddenly I realized it really wasn’t all that grey outside…..it really was shaping up to be quite a beautiful day. And with a light heart I bowed my head and asked God to watch over all those who were truly suffering and I gave thanks for all my blessings. Yes indeed, it’s an absolutely splendid day outside! Praise God!

About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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