Finding God In The Park

 

Abe was fiercely independent, even at age 85, but after a mild stroke his son insisted that he move in with him. Abe missed going to the park near his old apartment, and one Saturday he set out to find it.
 

When he became disoriented, he asked a young boy named Timmy where the park was. Timmy said he’d like to take him there, but he didn’t have time because he was looking for God. He said he needed to talk to Him about why his parents were getting a divorce.
 

“Maybe God’s in the park,” the old man said. “I’d like to talk to Him, too, about why He’s made me useless.” And so they set off together to find God.
 

At the park, Timmy began to cry about the divorce, and Abe lovingly held his face in both hands and looked him straight in the eyes. “Timmy, I don’t know why bad things happen, but I know it wasn’t because of you. I know you’re a good boy and your parents love you and they will always love you. I know you will be okay.”
 

Timmy gave Abe a big hug and said, “I’m so glad I met you. Thanks. I think I can go now.”
 

From across the street, Timmy’s mother saw them hug and approached her son in a worried voice. “Who was that old man?”
 

“I think he’s God,” Timmy said.
 

“Did he say that?” she demanded.
 

“No, but when he touched me and told me I’m going to be okay, I felt really better. Only God can do that.”

When Abe got home, his son asked in a scolding voice, “Where were you, Dad?”
 

“I was in the park with God.”
 

“Really? What makes you think you were with God?”
 

“Because He sent me a boy who needed me, and when the boy hugged me, I felt God telling me I wasn’t useless anymore.”

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A Time To Think

Chaos, Isolation, Uncertainty.
 

Life as we know it has been upended… And it continues to change.

You can’t control what’s happening in the world, but you can control how you respond to it.

And how you respond in the coming days, weeks, and months can have a far-reaching, life-altering impact.
 

How do you really want to live?

Who do you want to be?

What do you want to become?

  

The power to create everything you want is largely in your hands.
 

  • You can’t deny what’s happening right now. When it’s raining, it’s raining—you can pretend the  sun is shining but you’ll still get wet when you step outside.

  • You can’t control what’s going on, but you can control how you respond to it. The 
    difference 
    between reacting and responding. If you let what’s in the news control you, you’ll
    be 
    consumed with fear and panic. That can be just as damaging as the virus itself.

  • Listen to what the scientists and health officials are saying, but only for a few minutes a day
    to make sure you’re taking the right steps to help keep yourself and others safe.

  • And then, tune inward so you can take care of yourself on all levels. You are a spiritual being. Your spiritual DNA is perfect.

  • Practice gratitude. Visualise a healthy world. Focus on the good of what you already have and the good of what can be.

  • Use this extra time alone to study more, think from the inside out. Study more.

  • How we get through this depends on how we think and how we behave right now.

 

This is not the time to settle. Times fraught with change and uncertainty are the perfect time to THINK and to study. Then, you can creatively disrupt the norm, plant new seeds, act in the face of fear, and blossom.
 

In 1665, Isaac Newton had to work from home when the University of Cambridge temporarily closed due to the Bubonic plague. It was the most productive period of his life. He used the time to develop his theories on calculus, optics, and gravity.
 

Now THINK …

And decide how YOU will use this time of social distancing to change your life.

                                                                              (author Bob Proctor)

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