Megan Lee, my sister's step-daughter, just emailed her thoughts about what is important in life:
"Sometimes life comes at you hard. Maybe you are wrongly accused of something, you have been hurt by someone, you have made mistakes, you hurt someone, you are mad at someone, someone is mad at you, life becomes too hard, you are depressed, want to give up etc. Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in life....Why we are here on earth....what we should or shouldn't be doing while here. For those of us who aren't perfect (which is all of us), remember......who are we to judge? Christ is and was the greatest example that ever walked the earth. Let us make today a better day by following him. Let us change lives by following his example and most of all, let us love each other as Christ would, in spite of what someone else may have done or said! We need each other. We need to encourage and help each other. Be pillars of strength for one another. Most of all....we need to soften our hearts and love one another....just as Christ would. Don't lose sight people. Keep your chins up, Keep going, keep trying, don't give up, be more kind, more loving, more compassionate more forgiving. A better friend, neighbor, sister, church-goer, brother, parent. It will be worth it, I promise."