Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 248 of 365

What a crazy afternoon... A warning to everyone out there, I was getting ready to park at Target this afternoon when a young man approached my car after talking to the person in the car next to where I was going to park. He motioned for me to roll down my window and when I did he asked if I could spare $14, he said his car was parked at the back of the lot and he was trying to buy a tire. I told him I didn't have any money and he quickly walked off across the lot towards another car. I quickly went into Target and let the first employees I ran into know about what happened. They quickly called a third member of their team over and the three of them walked out the front door to see if he was still around. It was very creepy, but the lady behind the credit card booth mentioned that this guy is a regular. He had even stopped her before. When I left I drove the perimeter of the lot and saw no broken down car. It really reminded me of how aware I need to be of my surroundings even in the day light hours. He may have just been a pan handler but it could have been something worse. I am just glad the employees cared enough to really check up on the situation.

So...Mom and I were watching Oprah reruns tonight and the guest she had on had some great advice to live by..."Take your pain and turn it into power." I really feel like this is what I have done by writing this blog. The pain of what I went through as a child and my day to day struggles are being made into power and are not only helping me but could be helping others as well. When you realize that you can be stronger than the pains you have been through, that is when you find power.

Love, peace and find your power...
Musicsongbird

Hey, heard you were up all night
Thinking about how your world ain't right
And you wonder if things will ever get better
And you're asking why is it always raining on you
When all you want is just a little good news
Instead of standing there stuck out in the weather

Oh, don't hang your head
It's gonna end
God's right there
Even if it's hard to see Him
I promise you that He still cares

When the waves are taking you under
Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain't gonna last forever
And things can only get better
Believe me
This is gonna make you stronger
Gonna make you stronger, stronger, stronger
Believe me, this is gonna make you ...

Try and do the best you can
Hold on and let Him hold your hand
And go on and fall into the arms of Jesus
Oh, lift your head it's gonna end
God's right there
Even when you just can't feel Him
I promise you that He still cares

'Cause if He started this work in your life
He will be faithful to complete it
If only you believe it
He knows how much it hurts
And I'm sure that He's gonna help you get through this

When the waves are taking you under
Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain't gonna last forever
In time it's gonna get better
Believe me
This is gonna make you stronger