Stuff Happens!

Just because we live "spiritual lives" and are "nice people" doesn’t mean stuff won’t happen to us. I know profoundly God-centered ministers who have had to deal with family issues, church money problems and needing to have "family rearrangements" in front of their congregations. Yep! Stuff happens. How they handled themselves, however, was elegant and gracious. They are role models for me and others.

We will all have "stuff" to deal with in our lives. (It seems to go with the territory of living on this earth.) How we handle the "stuff" says a lot about who we think we are.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama