After listening to the song sung by Randy Travis, "The Point of Light", I reflected on how to best to live life. I reflected on the heroes whose names we never hear, and dedicated armies of quiet volunteers. There are heroes and dedicated quiet volunteers in our daily lives. I believe that they know how to live life. There is a time in our lives that we must decide what is just and do it just because it is the just thing to do! There are quiet volunteers that feed the hungry and reach out to help their fellow man. In our small city of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, we have an Operation Bootstrap that has quiet volunteers that help families. Perhaps helping others gives these families a ray of hope. I would think that the help given by these quiet volunteers would be how to live life. Others see what's wrong and try to make it right. All of these people are "points of light" in other people's lives. And there are primary teachers, like me, that never forget their "children" and even help them when they reach adulthood and we are growing older. Some retired primary teachers still believe in our "children" and want all their dreams to come true, as we did when they were young, believing that there isn't anything our "children" can't do! Giving hope to families and children, especially to those that seem to be without it, is the way to live life. Isn't this what life is about? Why can't be all be "points of light" and points of life? All we have to do is listen to the call and we can be "points of light, life and love! There are people out there just waiting for our help!
Submitted by Anonymous
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