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    MOPS Oakhurst

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I spent the weekend with some wonderful women at the Ashley Inn in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Idaho! I talked about having a positive perspective and I shared this story from Chuck Swindoll. It’s a letter from a daughter who was away at college to her parents at home. For those ladies who asked for a copy, here it is. It makes us all count our blessings~


A Clear View from Mt. Perspective


Dear Mom and Dad,


Just thought I’d drop you a note to clue you in on my future plans. I’ve fallen in live with a guy named Jim. He quit high school after grade eleven to get married. About a year ago he got a divorce.

We’ve been going steady for two months and I plan to get married in the fall. Until then, I’ve decided to move into his apartment I think I might be pregnant).

At any rate, I dropped out of school last week, although I’d like to finish college sometime in the future.


Mom and Dad, I just want you to know that everything I’ve just written so far in this letter is FALSE. None of it is true.

But Mom and Dad it is true that I got a C in French and flunked math. It is true that I am going to need more money.

Could those parents write that check fast enough? This helps me see that things could always be worse. So I refocus my perspective, seeking to stay in the positive, and find what I can be grateful for!


May 04, 2012 @11:14 am

Thanks for the reality check! I can always be reminded that things could be worse.


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