Monday, October 26, 2009

Little Acorns

When problems overwhelm us and sadness smothers us, where do we find the will and the courage to countinue?

Well the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend, a chance encounter with a book or from a personal faith.

For Janet, help came from her faith but it also came from a squirrel.

Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her father, then she lost her job, she had mounting money problems. But janet not only survived, she worked her way out of dispondency and now she says
life is good again.

How could this happen? She told me that late one autumn day when she was at her lowest, she watched a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter one at a time, he would take them to the nest and she thought if that squirrel can take care of himself with the harsh winter coming on so can I.

Once I broke my problems into small pieces I was able to carry them, just like those acorns, one at a time.

-The White Stripes-

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