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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Swamp

Earlier this evening I had the chance to talk to a friend. She needed advice about a hard time she's been having in her life. As I was telling her a few cliche tips, trying to make her feel better, a thought hit me.

This was the thought:

"This is just one squelchy and icky step on your journey to happiness. You'll get out of this swamp. When you do; clean off your shoes, but don't forget it. There may be other swamps in the future and the knowledge you gained from this one will help you through it. And remember you always have a walking stick, a hand to help pull you out of those sticky situations. Pray always!"

It helped her out, which I was glad for.

But more incredibly, it was something that I needed to know myself. I feel like I'm stuck in this swamp. I can't get out alone. But I know that I am never truly alone. I am so grateful for this knowledge, and I'm grateful for the opportunity I had today to help someone with my words, especially when I can use them myself.

2 Thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Good advice, and well worded. I think a lot of people could benefit from this thought.

Anonymous said...

Good advice. Now if only people were as good at taking said advice, me included.