Thought For The Day 08/28/13

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Day To Night To Day Again! 

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It’s like this.  Father Time keeps pitching the years at us.  We swing and miss at a few.  We hit a few out of the park.  We try not to take any called strikes. 

Robert Brault

www.robertbrault.com

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Today the spirit is willing but the flesh……not so much, so I am re-sharing a post from exactly one year ago….August 28, 2012! Hopefully I will be feeling better tomorrow and can create a brand new inspiration to share with you all! Thanks to you for stopping by, reading my thoughts and giving me your support each and every day!

Mandy

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If there is one thing most of us find difficulty in reconciling, it really has to be the fact that, as much as we might like for it to be otherwise, we can not stop the revolutions around the sun that herald yet another birthday. And speaking from my own perspective as a middle-aged female living in a society the seems to dote on and idolize youth, I know that there are more times than I care to admit, where I can feel myself becoming lost in the avalanche that is the tendency to focus solely on those whose lives give us a glimpse of the promise of what our future will be.

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So many of our young people will get right in our faces as they proclaim that we’ve had our chance to set the world we live in to rights and we have failed abysmally. They are also equally fast to proclaim to us that “we ain’t seen nothin yet” as they offer assurances that they will be able to fix the things we have been unable to repair ourselves, so far. And while I may be among the generation they stick up their noses to, it is my fervent hope and prayer that they will, indeed, succeed where we have not. But I offer a caveat to all of those who seem to be unable to wait for the day when the fight becomes theirs. Only promise what you can deliver and then deliver more than what it is you promise!

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Pay close attention to the successes and failures of those of us that go before you. Build on the successes you see and pay close heed to the failures. Because everything we witness serves to provide for us the wherewithal to become not just successful but to thrive in days that will be fraught with the propensity for failure. Just because our hair is grey, our eyesight dimmed, our hearing sporadic, and our step slowed,  do not for a single minute underestimate the value of what we have shared up till now and will continue to share with the world until the moment we no longer draw breath.

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In 1 Peter 5: 1-14, we are told, “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 

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Now, before you criticize me for quoting scripture, stop and really think about the words. We, an older generation, are being told that we must help you to temper the impulses to act rashly in your approach to what you do. We have been there done that and as such, know the perils of choosing to move forward without meticulous care and planning. And yes, the passage refers to matters of faith but does not life require our faith in the things we want to effect change in? Do we not hope that through the actions we undertake, that the things we do will be the best for all and, more importantly, make the world a better place for future generations?

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11) He hath made  every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set  the world in their heart, so that no man can find out  the work that God maketh  from the beginning to the end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 KJVA

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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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