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Wake Up Calls - Don't Ignore!

Updated on August 7, 2010

Everything happens for a reason. Whether good, bad or indifferent.

If an event or issue is something life altering, puzzling, tragic, or has one doubting their sanity - there is a reason for it. The reason may be for public awareness or be person specific. The more difficult to realize are often those that are person specific. Why?

We live in a time when people are more self-centered and take so much for granted. A pervading sense of entitlement is causing a decline in the moral and ethical standards of humanity. People want, want, want. And they don't realize that they are sacrificing their souls by falling into this 'gotta have it' mind set. This is causing more dishonesty, crime, illness, and death.

No matter what your particular religion may be, most are based on goodness and love. Especially for others. Those increasing self serving behaviors are causing people to forget that. They just don't care.

But then something happens that should have people or a person hesitate long enough to consider the why and what if. Why did this happen? What if that was my family or me? What if it is something directly involving you? Can you see past your selfish mind set to consider a message needing to be realized? Always an intended positive message. A message may be minor - 'stop speeding', 'see if your grandmother needs anything'. Or major - 'you are dying'.

Two people standing next to each other while witnessing an accident will not get the same intended message. That they happened to be at the scene is not coincidence...there is a reason that they witnessed that accident...it is up to each one of them to figure out the intended personal message in what transpired.

Newspaper reports an 8 year old child had been abducted. The child had gone 2 blocks to the store for her mother who was sitting on the couch watching TV. The kid had done that lots of times. There are stories like this almost daily...what is the message here?

Newspaper reports 5 teens killed in a car accident...the driver was 17 and drunk. Sure we hear this all too often...what is the message here?

A 52 y/o man is told he has lung cancer. He has been smoking for 38 years and he is having difficulty understanding why him. Happens everyday...what is the message here?

Be Grateful for Life!

Wake Up Calls! Don't Ignore!

There is a reason for everything that happens. Each individual must consider what personal positive message there may be in anything happening anywhere. There is a reason you heard about it, read it, seen it on the news, or witnessed it first hand. Have you had a wake up call?

Have you survived an accident, incident, or diagnosis that could have taken your life? You are still alive with a second chance for a reason...figure it out. A tragedy or the death of a loved one happened to that person for a reason...what did you learn from it? You lost your job...find the positive message meant for you from that.

The important thing to remember when considering what a message could be is that it is always positive. Acting on a message in a negative way defeats the purpose of a wake up call. Not following through in a positive manner means that the issue or occurrence that you experienced or witnessed happened in vain...all for nothing. Step away from your selfishness long enough to realize and honor the positive message.

Being given a wake up call is a true blessing! It indicates that you have been granted more time to do the right thing. Whether it is making amends to someone you've hurt, get your health improved, get your spiritual life in order, or just become aware of your negativity and how it is hurting you or others.

Life is to be appreciated. Don't take it for granted. So take heed to anything that could serve as your personal Wake Up Call.

All the Best! GoGranny

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    • scottymb profile image

      scottymb 

      8 years ago

      I think more people need to take this advice and change their tune when they experience a wake up call in their life. Thanks for this :)

    • Kaie Arwen profile image

      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      Great, well written advice........... Go Granny! Thanks for this! K

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