life lessons from getting stuck in a ditch.
[[so this is the conclusion of this “love” stuff…i guess you could call it part 2]]
ok, so before i explain how i got out of a snowy ditch this morning,
lemme start 2 weeks ago.
love story #1
i was in need of (college) textbooks,
i called my sister (who lives far away) to buy them for me
and it was a lifesaver, because i really needed them
and i had no $$$.
when i tried to thank her, she told me that how i thank her is by treating my parents nice, and by treating my little sister nice, and by passing on kindness to others.
love story #2
i left home at 8:10
[[trying to make it in time for my 8:30.]]
with exactly 20 minutes to travel to my college
which is 20 minutes away.
as i was literally 2 minutes from campus,
i slid off the road,
into a snowy ditch (of someone’s yard).
to make a super long story short,
i went from panic,
to worrying about having to get a tow truck,
to having a stranger help me for 20 minutes,
then he had to leave for work,
and finally another stranger helped me,
then my father came,
& eventually 4 men [together] pushed me out.
as they walked away all at once,
i barely had a chance yell out, “thank you”
& i thought,
how do i thank them?!?!
like really; how?
&& i realized,
they were just satisfied that they got to help.
and that’s when it hit me:
LOVE is not necessarily about directly repaying those who helped you:
TRULY living love
TRULY LIVING OUT God’s LOVE
re-acting and re-creating the kindness YOU’VE been shown
to someone else.
Because there is NO way that I could ever repay God
for pulling me outta this crazy snowbank of life
and forgiving my sin.
He didn’t ask me to.
He just asked me to re.ACT.
vimbo means : // : faith, fortitude
for·ti·tude/ˈfôrtiˌto͞od/ Noun: Courage in pain or adversity: "she endured her illness with great fortitude".
it's a strong hope that God is going to come through for you.
MY WORDY ENTRIES
.the one about my smile.
.the one about weird things.
.the one about sex.
.the one about expectations.
.the one about guilt.
.the one about bizarre.
.the one about belief.
.the one about God talk.
.the one about not winning. .the one about giggles.
.when life hands you a ditch, make love.
.the one about awkward.
.the one about apathy.
.the one about nowhere.
.the one about repetition.
.the one about textbooks.
.the one about trust.
.the one about firsts.
.the one about solitude.
.the one about patience.
.the one about persistance.
.the one about ugly.
.the one about ch-changes.
.the one about happiness.
.the one about getting by.
.the one about e.e.
.the one about streams.
.the one about providence. .the one about hope.
.the one about running.
.the one about focus.
.the one about grief.
.the one about nothing.
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