Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Can Do Anything -- For 15 Minutes

My girlfriend Eleanor's Mother died last week. She was the embodiment of a fine genteel southern woman. The kind they don't seem to make anymore.

She didn't lose her demeanor when times were trying and she wasn't the focus of her world.
In the absence of her demands her every need was graciously meet by her adoring family. When Eleanor asked how she was so brave she said, "You can do anything for 15 minutes."
Being a widow, having pancreatic cancer and all of the daily trials never robbed her of ... well 'her'.
Wow, when I think of the time I've wasted looking way down the road imagining every imaginable pit hole, most of which never happened, I realize the 15 minute plan is the way she wrung out every drop of joy in this life.
Lesson observed – lesson learned.

Luke 12
Do Not Worry
Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life...
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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