This came up on my Facebook feed as a memory. I wrote almost 7 years ago but it still relevant today. Thought I would share it here.
Thought of the Day!
It has been a really busy week with driving around trying to make it to Karate class, getting the kids on time, or trying to make a meeting at church. Sometimes we rush around and forget about slowing down to take things in.
Last night once again I was rushing from Karate to church for a meeting and wham! I get stuck with a train. This of course irritated me to no end. But after a minute or so I calmed down enough to sit back and relax. I had a piece of music from the Lord of the Rings sound track playing. This got me thinking about the book/movie and all the wonderful things it can teach us about life. After all, it looked like a 10 minute train.
It was not just a grand tale about hobbits and adventure but a tale of fellowship and hope. Each one of us needs hope to get us through the day and the storms that life brings. Each one of us has a ring to bear or we know someone who has one. As Frodo climbs the mountain at the end of the story the ring has slowly taken away his will to carry on. The ring which has to be destroyed has weighed him down for his entire journey and Frodo falls to the ground and gives up hope. His good friend Sam with strength greater than his own picks up Frodo. Sam can not carry the Ring but he can carry his friend.
Take the time today to thank the Sam in your life that carries you and in return be the Sam for someone else who needs you. Hope can be restored one Sam at a time.