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A Huge Responsibility

Monday, July 27, 2009

I had the rare chance of viewing myself through someone else's eyes today. That is special because I was surprised at how some of the little (and I really mean insignificant) things that I do/say touch people.

Early this morning, I heard my name on the radio. I don't know if any of you listen to 104.9 The Fox (you SHOULD if you don't), but I left a comment on the Stafford and Frigo blog a while back. It was a compliment, but it really was not a big deal. Just a quick note and sincere words. Well, I was floored when Trey read that on the air this morning. He and Jim really acted like that small comment really made their day. Guess what? THAT made my day! It always makes me feel good to make someone smile. I felt all sunshiny inside. emoticon

Several times throughout the day I logged on to Freedom From Smoking. This was a big day for me, as it has been 1,000 days since I had a cigarette. I expected a lot of applause from my old friends. I did not expect the comments that the newer folks left. Geez, I really do not do anything but respond to posts. It is similar to what I do here, but sometimes I am talking to people in crisis. Anywho, I was touched every time I logged in to those discussions. More sunshiny feelings. emoticon

Sometimes I get to thinking my life is pretty meaningless. I stay busy. I have a good job and a loving family. But I really never felt like I have a purpose. It is almost like God forgot to make a plan for me. If I got hit by a truck tomorrow, a few people would be hurt, but the world would not suffer any loss without me. These words today make me believe I do have a purpose after all. It is to make people smile. emoticon

That is a huge responsibility, Lord, but I am up to the challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • ARKANSASRAINBOW
    Thanks for all of these WONDERFUL comments.

    YOU touched my life with kindess and smiles today!

    Happy Sparks to You!
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  • no profile photo CD5198989
    I've always felt the same way--that what I did made no difference in the world. Like the saying, if you move a rock in a stream, the entire fate of the world would be different. I always thought that, like you, if I were removed what would be the difference. I stayed at home with my four children and have stayed at home with my 7 grandchildren. While friends were out changing the world, I was doing nothing. It took a long time to see that I WAS doing good, and I was accomplishing much: at least making good little citizens for this world.
    Geri
    4100 days ago
  • CABINDOG
    Good for you! By the way, I am from Arkansas too. Additionally, I recently stopped smoking (I needed to lose weight before that!).

    Kay emoticon
    4100 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5454268
    Didn't that give you the BEST feeling in the world? emoticon Each of us needs to hear those kind of things from time to time. It's the grease that keeps you going on the treadmill of life.

    Geinah
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    (P.S. I have "lurked" your blogs for a while. You get more praises from me for living so honestly with yourself. A goal I hope to achieve some day...)
    4100 days ago
  • NUTNFANCY
    We all have a purpose and we may never know what it is and you never know who's looking. It's not as much what you say, although that's important, it's what you do when you think no one is looking. And Rainbow, you are doing and looking good with all the challenges you have taken on.
    4101 days ago
  • SKINNYPOWELL1
    Random acts of kindness and kind words are what life is about. I was touched to hear your story.
    4101 days ago
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