Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reasons or Excuses?

Most of us have plenty of reasons why we don’t get to the things we know we should get to.  Work pressures, family obligations and a tangled jumble of other responsibilities prevent us from getting to what we need to get to meet our obligations to ourselves and others.

All valid reasons, I’m sure.

Or are they?

I caught this article in the Calgary Herald this morning about Tim Barber, a homeless man with an addiction to alcohol and crack who has decided enough is enough.

With a partner, Chris Morris, who has also experienced significant struggle in his Life, they have decided to launch a food delivery service in downtown Calgary.  While still early in inception, they have already managed to land some regular customers and both are about to leave the ranks of the homeless.

As Chris Morris notes in the Herald piece:

“We’re having a lot of fun with this and it’s really helped my self-confidence.”

They have discovered that when a desire to create a better Life for one’s self becomes stronger than the demons that are holding them back, great things can be accomplished.

I think they are also about to discover that when someone can rebuild their lives as these two gentlemen appear to be doing, that they become an inspiration to many others, proving that no matter how difficult things look, there is always hope for a better tomorrow.

They have definitely inspired me this morning.

So if you’re in downtown Calgary and need food delivered, give Tim at Timmy’s Only a call at 403-465-5232.

You’ll both be glad you did.

As for me, my reasons for not getting a few things done just got reclassified as excuses and I will address them.

How about you?

Create a great day!

In service and servanthood,


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