If you have been grasping onto something, try to let it go, so your empty hands will be ready to receive a new gift.” – Juan Nakamori

Do you ever wonder what living a life like money is like?!? I’m not talking about having a significant amount of wealth or about having a great big bank account either that affords you to do whatever you want. Instead, what I’m saying is that life is like money because, barring destroying it, money always has the value designated when created; so no matter how crumpled, how old, torn or even if it is stained with coffee, dirt or ink – money still has value. Likewise, your life, like money, still has great value no matter how many times you have been downtrodden, or how often you think you’ve failed in your attempts to excel at a certain sport, particular business and/or any personal relationships.

Ultimately, the bright spot here is that your value is not determined by other people’s opinions. It does not come from what you own or what you do; for your value was set by your Creator… So remember when you feel worthless, He has big plans for you. After all, it was also He who gave up His life to redeem both you and me – so that makes us priceless!

“For I know the plans I have for you – declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

“Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her

as she seemed so gay -and oh, I wished I were so fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle,
She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine; I have two feet – the world is mine.

And when I stopped to buy some sweets, the lad who served me had such charm;
He seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm.
I said, ‘It’s nice to deal with you, Such courtesy I seldom find.’
He turned and said, ‘Oh, thank you, sir!’ and I saw that he was blind.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine; I have two eyes – the world is mine.

Then, when walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play; It seemed he knew not what to do,
I stopped a moment, then I said: ‘Why don’t you join the others, dear?’
He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew; He could not hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine; I have two ears – the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go, with eyes to see the sunset’s glow,
With ears to hear what I should know: I’m blessed indeed, The world is mine;
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine!”

– By Red Foley

Just something to think about…

Hope you’ll enjoy a GREAT weekend!

José Ponton, Jr.
From Sunny Florida

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid …, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you!” – Deuteronomy 31:6