Today was a beautiful day, sitting outside in the island under the shade with a little wind reading and just enjoying my free was great. I watched the musical theater show afterschool, good job to all those who performed. Some of the lyrics for one of the songs hit me and got me thinking.
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
– For Good by the musical Wicked
The second I heard those first two phrases, i immediatly started thinking about it. I totally agree, but there are so many people we come across, what have we learned from them? How have we been changed through them? Everyday, we meet people, we affect people. They might be people we just walk past through the streets. (The Five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom gives an good example of this) How have the random people in your life affected you? Or the main friends or family that you have? Certainly something to think about.
Towards the end of encounter tonight, we had a chance to find a partner and talk about any prayer requests. A friend and I had a great time talking about life in general, she helped me realize some of my struggles whether I like to admit it or not. Some struggles I can’t hold back, some I have a hard time admitting, but no matter what – it’ll only make us stronger.
Last but not least, any prayer requests? If you don’t feel comfortable telling me in a comment here, feel free to send me an email.