Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wk 4 Classmates comments: Katie Ross

Katies Original Post:

Wk4 Reading: Being YOU!

Excuse me, does anyone have a lighter because I have a light that needs to be sparked!

Over the past 11 months I’ve put a lot of things to the side to focus on school so that I could get the most out of it. I can now say, since I can see the end so close  ( No worries Professor Joe, I’m not taking a break yet)I”ve been thinking what I’m I going to do with all of my free time.  The answer finally came to me over a short vacation last week and it’s, volunteer for the Big Brother Big Sister organization here in Orlando. I want to spread my spark out to children who are just looking for a spark to follow. Who are looking for assistance lighting their own spark. As a small speck on this big universe I always try to give back. However the time has come for me to give back to another person.  The ending of the EMDT program is a great time for me to pick up another life changing torch.

Sometimes in life it’s important to just let things go.  When you can’t change the situation and you can’t make someone see your point of view, and you have done all you can do….you just have to let it go and move on. You can’t life let you pass it by like it did for the husband whose wife had cheated on him.  It’s ok to let things go it brings so much peace to the situation. It also allows for growth to take place, which may even let you see a different point of view.

The framework of possibility is being YOU! When we stand up to right is right and we stand up to people who are doing wrong we are creating the framework. Sometimes that means doing something that you don’t want to do to create a better situation, and other times it’s just speaking the truth.

I believe I have had the pleasure to lift people up to help them do and be more. At times I’ve been lifted up.  One thing that I love is that my husband and I both lift each other up and we also always help push each other towards the next best thing.  This chapter is one reason why I think it’s very important to surround oneself with good people.  It’s important to be around people who you can help make better and who can help make yourself better.

My Comments,

Katie, truly an inspirational blog post.  I was reminded of the verse in the Bible where it says that we should not let the sun go down while we are yet angry so my wife and I try to live with such a conviction to not go to bed mad at one another.  Instead try to sharpen each other by listening and building each other up.  You hit it on the nail when you mentioned about surrounding yourself with the right people. It’s so true since I’ve seen it in our personal life.  When we are hanging out with depress I feel sorry about myself people, by the end of the day we too feel the same way.  But when the other couple is full of energy and positive thinking, we don’t want to night to end.  Our desire is that my wife and I as a couple work with others to light that spark in their life and bring the best out of them and they bring the best out of us.  Great job Katie.  Go and set the world on fire! (in a good way)

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