You Dont Even Know What A Tough Life Looks Like. The People You Are Judging Might Though.

You Dont Even Know What A Tough Life Looks Like. The People You Are Judging Might Though.

We all have challenges in our lives, whether illness, poverty, grief, relational, or any number of issues. It seems in our current culture we operate like spoiled brats sometimes. We all have done it. We have complained, whined, moaned and groaned about our petty little issues that pale in comparison to some of the issues others are dealing with.

I once went to see a man speak at a church. He was the guest speaker at our large church for the month. I arrived early and took a seat with my wife and we began to do the usual things while waiting for things to get going- look through the bulletin 20 times, smile at the pastor, wave from a distance to people we had seen before, etc..

Suddenly out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of a very handicapped (physically) man, slowly and painfully making his way to the podium where he would speak. After 10 minutes or so, he was up there and ready to speak. He opened with what sounded like some grumbling, unclear, gurgled speech and I awaited for him to clear his throat or take care of whatever was wrong. There was nothing wrong. He had to struggle to speak just as he had to walk.

He went on to tell of his great life, how he was thankful for the things he had been blessed with. During his talk, he mentioned that he must get up early each day, since it took him around 3 hours to get dressed due to his disability.
He gave us a wonderful picture of what we would call a terrible life. At the end of his speech, after sharing all the things he is involved in to help others, and his travels to share his story with others, he closed with one sentence;
” I spend 3 hours a day just to prepare for leaving my home, off to a painful day of sharing my testimony. What’s your problem?”

We need to step back into reality sometimes and put our own ‘ problems” into proper perspective, We also need to stop judging others, when we have no idea what they are dealing with. We need to start being givers not takers, servants not masters, and loving the hurting people around us. You just never know how close someone might be to putting a gun to their head as you mock them, or pass them by without a greeting.

You may never know, but I do. I watched it unfold in my own brother’s life. He was hurting. We argued. He was in need, I was not in a giving mood. He was falling apart, and I was full of my self. We were watching a television show one night, he walked out the door saying he was going for a walk, and we found him 3 hours later with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head, just down the road. One minute watching a television show., the next a suicide.

We all need to assume that others are traveling a harder road than we are. Trust me, you would rather err on the side of caution. Comfort someone today, encourage those around you, put yourself last today. You will be amazed at how much good it will do for others, and how much it will teach you.

DLMK

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TjP
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AWARD! Very Inspiring Bloggers! WOW! Very Cool.

AWARD! Very Inspiring Bloggers! WOW! Very Cool.

I was happy to open up my comments today and see that www.dontlabelmykid.com was given an award by Hunt4Truth. I was even more excited that the award is for being an inspiring blogger. That’s the purpose of this blog, and it feels great to know that it is inspiring. Thank you Hunt4Truth, it made my day! Just click on the head line above, and see who else was awarded! Check out Hunt4Truth, what an excellent blog!

TjP

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Autism Expert- Tom Caffrey

Autism Expert- Tom Caffrey

Tom is an expert both personally and professionally in Autism, and effective teaching tools both in a classroom and in a home. I have had the chance to watch some of his trainings and communicate with him personally, and if there is anything to know about Autism, he is the go-to man.

I am sharing this for everyone who needs this resource and for mewhoami , email me if you need more specific information. I believe his trainings can be downloaded from this site though. Hope you get a chance to review!

TjP

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Pro- Pedophile Woman in Leadership Role. We Wonder Why We Have Problems?

Pro- Pedophile Woman in Leadership Role. We Wonder Why We Have Problems?

As I have mentioned at least 62 times on this blog, I think pedophiles should get the death penalty. Period. It is a crime with no rationale explanation, no known cure, and it is literally killing and torturing our children.

So what is our world doing about it? We put a Pro- Pedophilia woman in public office. I think she is as guilty as the freaks ( not a clinical term) that commit these acts on babies and little children. I will never, ever back down on this. Sometimes I just am amazed at the morons we choose to run our villages.

DLMK