One of our infamous family sayings is “The call never changed, the place just did.” This saying came into being after we realized that our life dream (and acceptance) of being on the long-term foreign mission field would not be realized due to medical, rehab and family issues. After I had been hit by a drunk driver, the various medical challenges, opportunities of adding to our family through adoption plus other work opportunities, we realized that, OK, so the call never changed, but the place did……
What does that mean – “the place did”. In my husbands clear and consice words: it means the place is wherever the end of our hand is. And WOW!! The places those ‘end of the hand’ experiences have taken us!!
The end of your hand. Where is that for you? Not just as a New Year’s resolution, but as a daily committment to what you believe and who you are. Will it mean you will spend more time with what REALLY matters? And just what DOES really matter to you. Have you spent time thinking about that?
I know what really matters for me…..my faith, my family, my friends, and yes, even fun. It means that each day is a Matthew 6 day for me…taking one day at a time, making choices to consciously look at the end of my hand as a reminder of the tenents I believe God is asking me to be “at the end of my hand.”
I hope you will check back from time to time on this blog to see where ‘the end of my hand’ takes me this year, and that you will feel free to leave comments for me as to where ‘the end of your hand’ takes YOU!! It’s a great day to make a difference in this world that is changing before our eyes. It will be exciting to see the differences we EACH make the choice to make this an amazing and incredible adventure! At the end of your hand!!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.