"A Mouring Moment" by bob willis
For the past few weeks we have dealt very heavily in the aspect of grief and loss. Today let's lighten things up a little. Let's think about those who have influenced our lives.
Over our lifetime we will meet many people. Some of these people will have a huge impact upon our lives emotionally and spiritually. Other than family members, can you name 3 people who have shaped your life? I will share the 3 that come to my mind this morning:
JIM REED was a fireman, carpenter, and a strong Christian. We enjoyed many hours of fishing, working, and playing softball. Jim always gave me very sound Spiritual advice. He helped lay a solid Spiritual foundation for me.
FRED SELF is an artist in several mediums. In 1994, Fred introduced me to the art of sculpting in clay, something that has developed into more than a hobby. Fred taught me patience, techniques, and the importance of having fun "playing in the clay".
ALAN WOLFELT is my hero in grief education. My years working with grief in hospice exposed me to his teachings. His approach of being a "companion" to a griever and walking alongside them in their journey has influenced my work greatly. Alan is a "Master Teacher" I greatly admire and trust.
There are hundreds more people who have touched my life to shape and form me. These 3 come to mind this morning as I consider those who have shaped my FAITH, HOBBY, and CAREER.
Who are your 3 people? Other than family members, who has helped form and shape your life? These people deserve to be recognized and honored.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"
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