My dad sent this to me awhile back... I've kept it for awhile to read it again & again... many of you have probably seen this before - but as I do - its good to re-read some of these over & over..... so, wanted to share:
A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.
"Lord, I cant go on" he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear"
The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door & pick out any cross you wish"
The man was filled with relief & said "Thank you Lord" & did as he was told.
Upon entering the other room, he saw many crosses; some so large, the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.
"I'd like that one Lord", he whispered.
The Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in"
When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around you & see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate then you imagined.