our time in history...

Something else that I found and wanted to share:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers;
Wider freeways,but narrower viewpoints;
We spend more, but have less;
We buy more, but enjoy it less;
We have bigger houses, and smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgment;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicine, but less wellness;
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,  drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little,  watch TV too much,  and pray too seldom;
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values;
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often;
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;
We've added years to life, not life to years;
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor;
We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;
We've done larger things, but not better things; 
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
We've split the atom, but not our prejudice;
We write more, but learn less;
We plan more, but accomplish less;
We've learned to rush, but not to wait;
We have higher incomes, but lower morals;
We have more food, but less appeasement;
We build more computers to hold more information
to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication;
We've become long on quantity, but short on quality;
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; Tall men, and short character; 
Steep profits, and shallow relationships;
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; More leisure, but less fun;
More kinds of food, but less nutrition;
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
Of fancier houses, but broken homes;
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,  throw away morality, one-night stands, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to kill;
It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom;
We are called to make many choices, that affect many people and we live with the consequences.
Let our choices be the type that lift up God and bring glory to His name.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally and/or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and most of the time they are. They are there for the REASON you need them to be at that moment in your life. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on. 

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a SEASON.

LIFETIME relationships teach you LIFETIME lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional or sometimes spiritually foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. A lifetime friend is someone you can talk to and share things with them, that you can't share with anyone else. But the best part, you can just be you and no matter what you do or say, they still love and care for you. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. 


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