Posts Tagged ‘life’

The Comfort of a Beating Heart

November 11, 2013

Stories of love and loss don’t get more poignant than this. When thirteen-year-old Taylor Storch was killed in a ski accident, her family donated her organs. The following article in the Daily Mail by Rachel Quigley tells the incredible and life-affirming story of what happened next.

Taylor Storch, far left, with her father Todd, mom Tara, brother Ryan and sister Peyton

Taylor Storch, far left, with her father Todd, mom Tara, brother Ryan and sister Peyton

She died more than three years ago but Taylor Storch’s legacy still lives on in the five people she gave a second chance at life to – especially the recipient of her heart.

Taylor was just 13-years-old when she died in March 2010 in a freak skiing accident on the Colorado slopes.

It was the Storch family’s last day on the slopes when Taylor lost control and slammed into a tree. She was pronounced brain dead a day later.

Her father Todd said: ‘We went from it being the (more…)

Taking Tests, Learning Lessons

July 21, 2013

In church this morning, the minister used a nice analogy within an analogy. Life, he said, is like a school and we are constantly being tested.

Comparing life to school is a common comparison, but what made me laugh was when he added that when we were in school and had to take a test, we didn’t (more…)

The World is Meant to Be Worn Lightly

March 30, 2012

If you accepted the truth of the following statements by Dr. David R. Hawkins, how would your life change? What would be different about the way you looked at the world, at other people, and at yourself?

The world is actually entertainment. Like amusement, it is meant to be worn lightly. Heaven is (more…)

Ben Breeds Love

January 1, 2012

Ben Breedlove

Ben Breedlove was only eighteen years old when he died of a chronic heart condition on Christmas night, 2011. While it’s tragic that he has left this earth, the video he made just a week before his death has literally inspired millions. His description of his near-death experiences has made the peace, love, and joy of the other side more tangibly real to those he left behind.

Click here to view the video tributes others have left in the days after his death. Undoubtedly, Ben has changed people for the better—made them (more…)

Wise Words

December 2, 2011

Paramahansa Yogananda

I love this quote by Paramahansa Yogananda. it says so much in just a few words.

When you realize that life is a joyous battle of duty and at the same time a passing dream, and when you become filled with the joy of making others happy by giving them kindness and peace, in God’s eyes your life is a success.

In the first line alone, Yogananda affirms that:
• Life is a struggle
• We are here for a purpose
• Joy can be found in every moment
• This reality is not (more…)