#307: Prayers and Positive Thoughts
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
As a co-leader of a religious group on SP, I learn of many people's problems. Add in members' blogs detailing financial difficulties, emotional concerns, children conflicts, floods and a plethora of other calamities and it is easy to appreciate how many people need our compassion and understanding.
Do you believe in the power of prayer? Even if you don't, I am convinced there is an energy in the universe that responds to positive thoughts. Either way, many of our friends and team mates and fellow SP members need reinforcement. They need to know they are not alone dealing with their difficulties. They need to know that others care about them.
No one enjoys feeling as if no one is concerned. The feeling of being alone is a demoralizing and depressing feeling that no one should have to experience.
Think about your own life and how buoyed your spirits would be if a friend said, "I understand and I'm pulling for you. You can get through this. Be strong."
It is easy to appreciate that many people are hurting today. They are frustrated and are sometimes without direction and hope for a better life.
That's where we come in. Within the vast membership of SparkPeople and within our framework of friends and family and acquaintances are people waiting for a kind, supportive word.
Won't you take a moment when you hear of someone you know or when you read a post or a blog about someone dealing with tribulations in their life and write them a note and tell them you are thinking of them and hoping for the best for their situation?
A kind word goes so far with those we know, but may trigger an even larger ripple affect among our virtual friends we have yet to meet.
One thing is certain, at some time in our life we will encounter difficulties that seem unsurmountable. When that occurs, won't we apreciate and benefit from a kind word, a prayer or a positive thought?