The insight from Dad’s story is that most of us do not realize the difference we are making and have made in other people’s lives. The insight that came to me is that how we feel about our lives as making a difference comes down to what criteria we are using to judge ourselves and our lives. Years later, Dad had a heart attack and it became a spiritual event. People, young and old, came to him at the hospital to tell him how much he had made a difference in their lives. What they shared was not earth shaking to the world, but to them it was. What Dad did for them was what they needed at that time in their lives. I am so glad he heard these affirmations before he died.
the difference we are making
and have made in other people’s lives.
Dr. William E. Austin is a licensed psychotherapist and holds a Doctor of Divinity degree. He is a therapist with Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services . He is well known for his warmth and sense of humor. His book, Creating Our Safe Place - Articles on Healthy Relationships, can be purchased through www.amazon.com.
Tidewater Pastoral Counseling: 623-2700
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