Skip to main content

Roads of life, where will they lead us?

Which direction will you face when you encounter life's cross roads? is it fame? money? personal gratification?, none of these are bad things, but they will be different to you and others that live with you when we look at roads that include... charity! selfishness! service! productiveness! compassion, patience!

I know, it is not always the case that we get on a road where you can find all these things all at once, that would even seem real, there will always be struggles and challenges, that are part of life, which will cause us to stop and think where should we go? what is more important?

Sometimes we see people taking roads that lead to emptiness, passiveness, idleness, apathy and even negligence, all of these roads do not bring true happiness, we might be deceived at first with the idea of a road with a shorter distance, a easier road to ride, or even a prettier road, only to find out in the end disappointment that we could not see in the beginning of the journey.

When you find yourself lost on the road of life, think of who you really are and where you came from, think where you will go after this life, think in eternal things and think of the benefits of good choices now, of good choices today!

Then go beyond that reflection and take a step forward in the right direction! One step at a time!

Video Link: Daily Bread


Popular posts from this blog

Two references to set 2018 resolutions

As we set new resolutions we use points of reference to determine the right direction of our goal setting efforts.

We know that once we are on the right way, "half of the way is actually done".

We essentially look at two points of reference as we set our goals:

Point of reference #1:
Current teachings of living prophets

Question:  Are my goals in harmony with the current teachings of living prophets?

Point of reference #2:
Personal and Family Statement

Question: Will my goals help me progress in one or more of my personal and family purpose statement?

How old are our Christmas traditions?

We certainly enjoy the Christmas tree and the symbols associated with it, we love the advent that every week of December anticipates the arrival of Christmas, we love giving presents, singing carols, reading Christmas stories, and many other wonderful Christmas traditions we adopted over the years.
These four traditions listed below have been with us for as long as we remember, do you want to find out about how old are they? and why do we still keep them? keep reading then!
1. The Nativity
The representation of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, the humble yet sublime scene of Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus in the stable with the animals, the shepherds and the star was always the center ornament at the home of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
In the first Christmas just after our wedding mom and I bought our own set of the nativity, that we still use until today. No other decoration has brought Christ to our Christmas more than this one!
2. Christmas Eve
Fish is the tr…

Two words, One meaning

As parents we used in our day to day vocabulary two Portuguese words more often than any others, recently I have been thinking why?

In spite of being two very distinct words, they seemed to serve always an identical purpose or objective, at least for us they conveyed similar meaning as we raised our children.
Cuidado- A word to warn us that ahead are obstacles or challenges that can be prevented if precautions are taken along the way, a form of showing concern and care, of calling our attention for something important, of being thoughtful and aware of how precious life is . Calma- A word that invites to slow a little to avoid problems that can be encountered if we rush too fast into things, a sister word of tranquility and peace.
At first it might seem these words imparted a sense of fear or lack of confidence in what lays ahead, but as I look in retrospective as a parent, they meant exactly the opposite, we used them because we really saw the opportunities of life in front of us if w…