In my mind today, I’ve been reading about wisdom. It is something we all yearn to have, wisdom and discernment. Our lives have so many seasons and chapters with a google of choices. Do we always make the correct choices? Would it be wonderful if we never stumbled? My mind tells me no because in our ignorance wisdom picks us up, dusts us off, and helps us discern what is the best route. Wisdom is definitely earned after many scraped knees and bruises.
When I look around from my scoot (wheelchair), I see so much I want to do. I see so much that needs to be done. I want to help people find true happiness. I want to help the modern day children who have become orphans from parental drug addictions. I want to embrace the lonely and let them know they are not alone. I want to help alleviate the struggles of hard-working families that work multiple jobs to scrape by and support their families. Help alleviate outrageous medical and doctor bills for people in the middle. Those people in the middle who don’t qualify for assistance, but make too much money and need help to make ends meet in the face of unexpected illnesses. I have so many ideas and dreams to help mankind that many nights I lie awake praying and thinking of how to leave this world a better place than when I found it. There’s something to be said for common every day people like you and me. We can be a force of goodwill if we all work for the good. Even a girl in a wheelchair can still spread love and goodness and so can you. Wake up back row! I’m on my stump this morning.
I’ve finished all of my spiritual books and novels so I’m looking for something to add to my Kindle. In one of my daily devotions, I stumbled upon the life of Frances Cabrini. The article stated in twenty-seven years she established 67 schools, orphanages, and hospitals. Wow! Forget wanting to “Be like Mike.” I want to be like Frances Cabrini! What amazed me was that she faced so many adversities. Students, life tried to trip her and make her stumble. She was rejected, sickly and fragile, but continued on knowing she could and would do all things through Christ who strengthened her spirit. She knew there was work to do and she did it. Her motto was like a line from a Warren Zevon song, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” I think and say this a lot, too! I don’t think my accidental reading was such an accident. Yes back row and class you need to read about this remarkable woman, Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Last, I read this quote, “Better to be an idiot capable of love, because in love we will sanctify ourselves.” The magic four letter word that our world so desperately needs. Watch your mouths back row. L-O-V-E truly does cover not only a multitude of sins but also a lot of human frailties and short comings. Today, let’s be wise for the sake of loving all.
Sarah Anderson Alley
Sal the Wise Gal
Quotes of the Day:
“Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.”
Pope Paul VI
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau