I was only seven when the news came across the television that Diana, Princess of Wales had been in a fatal car accident. To be honest it really wasn't that important to me since I wasn't really aware of how famous she was or that she had been so well loved by the public. However it is hard to believe that it all happened twenty years ago! What is almost more amazing is the fact that her memory is still honored and her work remembered.
Though I don't remember much about the news coverage that went on during that time, I do remember watching a documentary on the life of the "People's Princess". In it the reporter made a comment that I will never forget. They mentioned what one person had told them about the beloved Diana, "She had a gift, she could walk into a room and know who needed her. She would then spend time with that person and give them her undivided attention making them feel so special." As I listened to that I remember thinking to myself, "I want that gift, a gift of knowing how to make people feel special."
So often, we as individuals, get wrapped up in our own life, our own problems and fail to see the needs of those around us, some who need us desperately.
I know that Princess Diana was far from perfect but I do believe she possessed a rare gift, the gift of perception. I want to be a person who is not so wrapped up in myself and in my own concerns that I fail to see the needs of others. When Jesus was facing His darkest hour He still cared for those around Him. He, though in utter anguish and sorrow, took the time to respond to the request of the thief telling him he would be in paradise that very day.
I want to be that person who is known for being kind and compassionate even when we ourselves have a burden or two. I want to be that person that can walk into a room and know who needs some extra love.
I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.
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