Friday, 20 July 2018 05:05

Heartfelt Clips and Healthy Tips: “Looking Through the Glass”

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Half Full or Half Empty? Half Full or Half Empty? Submitted by: Betty Gallo McIntyre

ROCKINGHAM - We have all heard the question: “Is your glass half full or half empty?” I guess that would depend upon the mentality of the person holding the glass. Life will surely bring the ups as well as the downs which cause us to feel the effects of the empty glass.

In the past few months there were several unexpected turns to come my way, with a few Sundays ago being no exception. My “glass” seemed to have a crack in it. I got ready for church that particular morning like I usually do, except for the fact I was leaving early for a special meeting before the service.

After the service, several of us were meeting for lunch and all ventured out to our vehicles. As I walked to mine, I noticed it slightly leaning in the opposite direction. The closer I got, the more obvious it was that I had a totally flat tire. I flagged down a friend that I was meeting for lunch and told her my situation. She pulled over and said “What are you going to do?” My answer was, “I’m going to change this tire!” As I began opening my trunk, a couple of perfect gentlemen offered to change it for me; I thanked them and gladly stepped to the side to let them take over.  I walked over to my friend’s car and told her that I would be late getting to the restaurant and to let the others know.

After about five minutes of a conversation, I walked back over to the car and the tire was already changed. As one of the men put the flat tire in my trunk, I mentioned how amazed I was that it only took them about five minutes to change that tire. That’s when one man looked at me and said “I worked on a racing team in the pit crew.” At that moment, I felt as if I could do a happy dance right there in that church parking lot! WOW, when God sends you help, he picks the top-of-the-line! I wasn’t even late meeting the others for lunch. I told them my story and they were all in awe too; it put a smile on everyone’s face.

My next venture was straight to Wal-Mart to purchase a new tire because the flat was not going to be able to be fixed due to a four-inch screw lodged in the side of it. I’m thankful for Wal-Mart’s service department being open that day. I was able to get on the road that night as planned, even if there was a pothole in my day.

That particular day, I chose to see God’s hands moving in my direction, even if I had to go through a small trial. God has never promised we wouldn’t go through hardships, but He has promised to always be with us. His help on that day not only met my needs but also left a smile in my heart with the creative way He chose to send help my way.

I encourage you that when you go through a trial, view the glass as half-full and your perspective all around will change. It will definitely lighten your heart as God sends you the top-of-the-line also! 


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