Monday, December 6, 2010

Just Because

photo taken: Bridge at Bridal Veil Falls, UT

simply joy

Have you ever done something for someone, just because...something that could make a difference in their life?

I had just such a situation yesterday after church. A single mom needed help. I know the feeling of being alone, sad and not knowing where to turn. Having gone through a time in my life as a single mom raising and supporting three boys on my own has given me the tools to relate to hurting people in a non-judgmental way.

This mom needed that kind of unconditional love. She made some bad choices in her life, lost her children and home because of it and now was seeking to pick her life back up again. I had the knowledge and ability to seek out information that could help change her situation.

The problem is, I can only do so much, the rest will be up to her. Just knowing that I was able to find a reliable, willing contact to guide her towards a change, made my day, my night, my week.

Isn't it strange how doing things for others brings you more fulfillment and joy than anything you could ever receive? It changes things not only for the person, but for ourselves as well.

I don't know if she is taking the steps or not, but I do know that I did. In doing so, I felt different. The difficult things going on in my life didn't matter, for a moment, I was able to show the unconditional love of Christ to someone in need.

I'm going to look for more....JUST BECAUSE situations and so can you.

7 comments:

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

stunning x hivennn.

Ira Buscacio said...

Oi,

Texto verdadeiro!
Bela família.

Te sigo,
Beijo

Dixie Mom said...

I think having wisdom and knowledge under your belt will give you the tools to help you help others. We try to help others learn the lessons we've learned. I wish you well on this. It's so gratifying to be of service.

Kimmy said...

I agree! In fact, my mom does all the time. It really is amazing the feeling you get from it. Amazing and beautiful post!

Anonymous said...

Lisi, you are so in tune with Heavenly Father and His Spirit. I need to try to look beyond my own trials, and remember that others are suffering and struggling too, and need help. Thank you for the beautiful reminder. AND, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, MY SPECIAL, WONDERFUL CHILD! I love you, always and forever, Mommy.

Tj and Amy said...

you are amazing sis! Love you!

Ylenia said...

this is one of the best post I have ever read


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