It is all in how we look at things. I wrote a great example in “The Apostle’s Recipe for Happiness” called “Storm Days.” In this story a multitude of negative events had taken place in the day. Finally, mentally and physically drained I stood still at the end of my eight car driveway. It was me, my driveway and a plastic snow shovel. It was just after midnight when I began to see things as they really were and found so many things to be thankful for right down to that shovel. As this occurred to me and I thanked God an incredible power came over me and I was filled with Spirit. All my pain left my body and soul. I was engulfed with an incredible energy and thought, “Time and patience. All I will need is time and patience.”
In gratitude I found strength. The hallway was shortened. The door to the next level in my journey was right in front of me. That snow shovel was not just a tool for that storm, that storm was a tool for a lifetime.
Empathy is the hallway and love is the doorway. -Ron Ash