Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Change Will Do Us Good

“What I’ve experienced is that I can’t know the future. I can’t know if anything that I do will change what happens tomorrow. I can’t know with certainty, but what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change.”
—James Orbinski (1960-); Former President Of Doctors Without Borders

This week, we watched American Idol and instantly knew that there is something out here in this lifetime that we are suppose to be doing, for the children. It’s that feeling deep inside that has always nagged at me and even though it feels as if I am not any closer to finding out what it is, I know the answers are there.

Whatever my purpose in this life is, it has to do with children. They are the innocent ones, the ones who can be hurting so badly but never stop smiling. They can be in excruciating pain but the sweet sound of laughter still pours from their hearts. Each one of us can learn from every child we encounter.

We will keep looking for that purpose. In the meantime, we will enjoy the roads we travel and keep our hearts open to the possibilities that are available to us.

Will be back on the road again tomorrow, traveling north through the Four Corners and other interesting places, weather looks marvelous!


American Daze said...

I didn't see much of American Idol, but only a short segment where even small donations received supplied great amounts of food for those needing it. I hope you find your purpose and ministry for the kids.

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

That's just it, a "ministry for kids" sounds so big and it feels like something we are not up to do.

We donate a lot and volunteer ourselves but not in a grand way. We usually like the more personal touch, where we can instantly see the gift given. Like giving cash to needed people without going through a corporation, handing someone money just because they look as if they could use it. Or causes like Habitat for Humanity, Soup Kitchens, getting a particular family to give to, just to name a few where we can see exactly who is receiving our donation, that has been enlightening for us.

We will keep looking for our purpose and we know that when we find it, we will feel it.

American Daze said...

Sounds like you've already found it by doing all those you listed. Never has to be big...the personal touch like you said, always works best anyway...Best Wishes!