THE SPOKEN WORDS
By: Megs Lunn
“Life is not a path of coincidence, happenstance, and luck. It is rather an unexplainable meticulously chartered course for one to touch the lives of others and make a difference in the world.”
People would sometimes wonder why we do this and that, why we do things so differently, and while others just watch and figure out how they can destroy that person. Even if you asked those people who do good things, they would simply say, “for we wanted to make them happy and by making them happy, they make me happy too.” Wow! What a wonderful world it could be if all people you see and meet around would say the same thing. However, though we were created equal in the eyes of God, we were not brought in this world with similar attitude about life. We never know what lies ahead in each one of us. Therefore, we are most of the time influenced by our family values, our peers. The way we look at life doesn’t all comes from our genes. It is influenced by our day to day encounter of life, good or bad.
One of my good friends approached me with a worried face. She asked me why she doesn’t seem affected by what people say. I also wonder why. Seldom would it happen that I will be affected though, instead most of the time, it makes me stronger even. Kudos to my good education and good influence. I was once taught that we have to respect the opinion of others. If they say something bad about me, that is their problem and not mine. The reaction of a receiver of criticism will depend on the credibility and the integrity of that person who gives the criticism. On the other hand, one does not need to defend him to people as nobody knows who he really is except himself. One knows by heart he has one something not good to that person or to others. A person’s greatest enemy here is his conscience. Besides, he is in a position to pointing his fingers at anybody else.
In the teachings of our church, we need to do our best to be holy. Everybody really wants to be. However, with peer pressures, environmental, community, and media influence around, we can only try but not totally be that “holy”. But, here is a good thing in the bible that teaches us if we do things according to HIS WILL, then what you are doing is right.
What is good to you may not be good to that person. Each one of us has his own standard of what is ‘good or right’. At the end of the day, nobody is perfect. After all, what is important is
not what is the best, but it’s about doing our best.
I still believe that there is in each of us so much goodness that if we see it flow, it would light the world. And if what you have in mind, heart and mouth are negative, it would definitely create darkness in others, and in your life, too. Remember, if someone listens, or stretches out a hand or whisper a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand that person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
Life is short and we don’t want to make it shorter to stress our self with so much negativity in life. For life is good and it’s getting better each day! If you wish to make it even better, think each day of something that will make a difference in the life of others, by doing a random act of kindness each day. Surely, God will bless you more. And mark my word, it would give you a peaceful and sweet dream at night. Good luck!/MP