life beyond the well…

life is/isn’t…

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i remember reading this when i was younger…and now that i’m older, the meaning of this is more profound and puts things in a different perspective:

Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many people call you, and it’s not about who you’ve dated, are dating, or haven’t dated at all. It isn’t about who you’ve kissed, what sport you play, or which guy or girl likes you. It’s not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your skin or where you live or go to school. In fact, it’s not about grades, money, clothes, or colleges that accept you or not. Life isn’t about if you have lots of friends, or if you are alone, and it’s not about how accepted or unaccepted you are. Life just isn’t about that . . . .

But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It’s about how you feel about yourself. It’s about trust, happiness, and compassion. It’s about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love. Life is about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance, and building confidence. It’s about what you say and what you mean. It’s about seeing people for who they are and not what they have. Most of all, it is about choosing to use your life to touch someone else’s in a way that could never have been achieved otherwise. These choices are what life’s about.
~Author Unknown

I recently saw the movie “Hitch” (which is GREAT- go see it if you can), and in it Will Smith’s character says “Begin each day as if it were on purpose”, which is something I thought was very profound…a lot of times, we start each day off dreading what’s to come for that day. After hearing that quote, I made a vow to start off each day with a positive attitude, knowing that everything that happened was ON PURPOSE…something planned by God to be a blessing for me, no matter how bad it might have seemed at the time. With that attitude, I haven’t had a bad day since…

Peace and Blessings…


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

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