“I was near tears when someone finally stopped. I clasped my hands together and was like ‘thank you, thank you,’ I was so happy to see somebody who cared enough about me to stop and realize I needed help.” ~ Daniel Samuelsen
The homeless, injured man’s statement struck me. He was homeless, alone, that no one came looking for him when he went missing for four days. I don’t know how he ended up homeless, but the article mentioned he works as an independent taxi driver. So life dealt him a pretty bad hand of cards. But it did not make him give up on living and making a living. He had work, and he was doing something he enjoyed which was hiking.
Whenever I become overwhelmed with how bad things seem to be in my life, there is always the tempting thought to just give up. I lose zest in living, and almost every day wish I didn’t have to work to put food on the table and support my daughter. The reminder for me is there are always blessings surrounding me, and I need to learn to look at and appreciate what’s good in my life, instead of focusing on the negative. What you focus on grows… uh-oh I still haven’t learned that lesson, my bad.
When I read what Daniel Samuelsen said, I think what or who he actually needs is Jesus to touch his life. Thank God for the person who stopped for him at the side of the highway. God indeed makes a way when there seems to be no way. We need just not to give up, because help is on the way. And who know, our breakthrough may be just around the corner.
Let me end with something from Mother Teresa…
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
― Mother Teresa