This month has been filled with visits to and from
so many friends. It has been a heartwarming time. I came across an old
clipping that caused me to realize how each has influenced my life.
“People,” by Lois Cheney:
People important to you, people unimportant to
you cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness, and move on.
There are a very few people who leave you, and you breathe a sigh of
relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are
people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why
they had to go away and leave such a big hole.
Children leave parents; friends leave friends.
Acquaintances move on. People change homes. People grow apart. Enemies
hate and move on. Friends love and move on. You think on the many people
who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on the present and
I believe in God’s master plan in lives. He
moves people in and out of each other’s lives, and each leaves his mark
on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who
ever touch your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be
less if they had not touched you.
Pray God that you accept the bits and pieces
of humility and wonder, and never question and never regret.