Friday, June 04, 2010
Food for thought
Having been encouraged by his kids and his friends, my great uncle J, who is a retired pastor, has been writing down stories about his life. I'd say memoirs but he is about the least pretentious person you could ever meet.
He is a very good writer - I suppose he had plenty of practice writing sermons - and I told him so. I'm going to share his first installment (with his permission, of course) with my writing group tomorrow.
Anyway - and this is on the subject - I collect interesting quotes. Ones that make me think, ones that make me laugh, etc. And I found one within his story:
"Sometimes, some of the seemingly insignificant decisions we make in our lives come to have very significant consequences."
So true, isn't it?
I don't believe in coincidence. I believe we are meant to meet certain people and encounter certain situations in our lives - including challenges that we may not understand for a long time to come - and that we are offered chances and opportunities that we can jump to claim. Or blow it.
What do you think?