Be a life giver

In my line of work I see all sorts of people.  The poor, the rich, rude, kind, young, old, life givers and life suckers.

Not familiar with the last couple?

There are those people in your life who constantly suck the life out of you with their negativity, their pessimistic attitudes, or wasteful lifestyles.  Then there are those people who lift you up and give you a new outlook on life with their warm smiles, positive attitudes, and happy outlook on life.

I often wonder how some people, mainly the life suckers, can get out of bed in the morning.  If I was like them there would be nothing to get up for especially if everything or everyone you came in contact with upset you or didn’t do something your way.  What a horrible way to live through life.  You’ll find that if you surround yourself with these types of people that you will feel like you are missing out on life or having life sucked from you.

Then there are those other people who get bad news after bad news and still put a smile on their face and a positive attitude in their hearts.  I work with an incredible gentleman, great family man and faithful man, who has been dealt a rough hand, but still continues to amaze me with his positive outlook, sense of humor, and faith.  A couple of months back he was diagnosed with cancer, and it seems like over the next couple of months he’s been given bad news after bad news yet he still comes in with a smile on his face every morning to work.  My heart nearly broke this morning though when I turned on my computer and I had an email in my inbox titled, “I don’t mean to bother you again…” he received more bad news, an MRI showed three new spots in his brain that were in need of immediate attention, yet he still came into work.  He looked a little defeated today but he still laughed and joked with us.  Bob, is the type of person I want to surround myself with, Life givers.  So thank you Bob, for the new lease on life you have given me, you have shown me that the little bumps in life don’t matter its family and friends and the experiences we have with those we love that matter.

I will continue to pray for Bob, and I ask you all for your prayers as well.  Thank you God for bringing so many life givers into my life so that I may see the true wonder of your meaning for our lives.

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