"The Same Chance Tomorrow"

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Registered: 11-15-2001
"The Same Chance Tomorrow"
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 2:19pm

"The Same Chance Tomorrow"
  
These are thoughts I have been having for some time now...and I would like to share them with you before life in this world gets too crazy, and tomorrow never comes.
 
I have come to realize many things since I connected to the Internet, in that we get to meet people we never would have met in any other way.
 
We get to know these people, not by their looks or by their touch, but by their heart and soul. If we had met any of these people on the street, we may not have given them a second glance.
 
Or, maybe we would have looked at them and said:
"Hey, look how fat that person is," or
"Hey look, there's a gay guy" or even
"Hey look, there's a person of color."

 We could have done this and never have known this real person on the inside. This is a very sad thing, because I was one of those people.
A person who would have done exactly that.

But now, I have come to meet many people on the Internet who have truly touched my heart in many ways.
They have made me a much better person.Wouldn't it be something if the whole world could be touched like this?
 
To get to know each other in ways they would never have thought possible?
I believe if they did, there would be no war, no homeless or hungry people.
 
This also applies to the people we already know. Don't make assumptions. Don't be judgmental. And don't let pride get in the way of love. We should stop to think how it would be tomorrow if we lost that person, and we didn't have the chance to say we were sorry.
 
 So, the next time you pass someone....anyone.... think about this.
This person could be one of your Internet acquaintances ... one of those people you would love to meet.
One of those people who have a knack for making your day, or for bringing some warmth and friendship into your life.
 
One of those who've helped you along the way, and you'd like to repay the favor in some small way. Just turn to that person and give them a smile...a warm hello.

And soon this will catch on, and soon we all will be smiling. Because if we don't, then the same chance tomorrow may never come.

~Author Unknown~

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 9:59am

That is wonderful!  In some of my most difficult circumstances, it has been women I have met at iVillage who have been most

I think that participation here teaches us how to care for one another's heart and spirit.

With love to all ....

Barb

 

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Registered: 11-15-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 8:12pm

I recently met someone through my blog. Not knowing anything of her lifestyle, I came to truly love this person. She has been so supportive and has a genuine caring about everything that I post. Then I learned that she's Wiccan. (I'm a Christian) I have been a loud voice against -  what I refer to - cults. But, I realize that if her beliefs are so wrong, I'm not the one to determine that. Nor am I "qualified" to judge her. We're 2 different people with 2 different lifestyles. Period. Many of my cyber friendships mean more to me than "in real life" relationships.

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