CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

During a recent traveling adventure, as I was making my way to the gate to catch my flight I had the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

At the Atlanta Airport there is a train system that transports you to each gate and to the other terminal areas. The train appears every two minutes or so. When the door is about to close there is a recorded message announcement that warns you to step away from the doors and then the doors close.

So there we were, all finding a rail or overhead strap to hold unto as the train was about to leave that particular location. Suddenly a Near Eastern family of four; a mother and three children, a young girl, a boy and a baby in a stroller approached the train. As they were about to get on, the announcement came on warning the passengers to step away from the doors. The young boy along with his mother and baby sibling were able to move back. But the young girl was caught on the train! As we left this stop I saw the look of terror in the mother’s eyes. It is a look I will always remember. It reminded me of a scene from a movie or news broadcast because the look certainly conveyed that the mother felt she would never see her daughter again.

I was standing at the rear of the train behind several rows of people in front of me. As we approached the next stop and the recorded message announced the train was about to stop, I excused myself and made my way to the front where this young girl was standing, shaking with fear. I took her hand and told her I would help her find her mother. The others on the train asked me if I were going to get off. I was surprised that the question was even asked, someone needed to offer their assistance to this child.

The girl’s name is Nadatolia and she is nine years old. I placed my hand on her shoulder to offer her comfort. She was trembling. We talked and stood there waiting for the next train to arrive. As her mother and siblings got off the train they ran to Nadatolia and hugged her. We all caught this train and proceeded to our respective destinations. The mother kept looking at me, thanking me for helping her daughter. She shed huge tears of relief as she embraced her baby! I was thankful to have helped this family and I simply smiled at the mother and said you are welcome. As they got off the train I reminded Nadatolia to keep up with her family. She smiled and they got off the train together.

STIR IT UP

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October 15th

Let’s crank this thing up, this thing of life that is. Let us get motivated about our unique contributions we are to make and leave a legacy of honor to our children and grandchildren.

We accept all children of the world as our children. We have a global family and we are parents worldwide. We embrace all little ones as our own, knowing that is our responsibility to ensure none get left behind or are forgotten about. When we see children suffering it becomes our obligation to correct the injustice. We are each responsible for the whole of our babies.

 Stir up the masses to understand and over-stand the role they must play in protecting and providing for the little ones. We must not abuse nor abandon. We must honor them with love and respect. We must teach the values that are true and righteous.

 Stir it up in your community and with your friends. It is indeed the time, our time to make a conscious effort to improve our environment and build up. We are heirs to the Kingdom and as good Sheppards we are to leave this world in a better way than we came here. That is our call to duty.

 Stir it up within your spirit, Light that fire of worth and passion. Allow the flame to blaze with your acceptance of Who you are, a child of The Most High, Creator, The Infinite Source. Stir it up inside of you. Trust that you are ordained for Greatness and let nothing stop you from achieving it.

Stir it up in your family. Set high expectations for your self and all others. Set the example of being a servant to humanity. Allow your self to be in compliance with God’s Truth. Transform society through giving the best we have for the betterment of the whole.

Stir it up. Shake it up. Let us go to work.

 

We Are Family, I got all my sisters and brothers with me. (Pointers Sisters)

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