FROM THE DESK OF SCOTT LIVINGSTONE
As I sit here at my desk today I was thinking of the time in
my life, a few years ago, when I felt completely hopeless. I was miserable
because at that time I had not learned that the being miserable was a
choice. I was living in one of the most
beautiful parts of the United States and had a career that most people would
dream about. That was all shattered when I had an accident which ended my
career and my relationship with my wife fell apart. I couldn't see a way out of
my misery and had become completely depressed. A friend of mine shared with me
one sentence that completely changed my life. She said to me, “Life isn't about
running to seek shelter from the storm, It’s about learning how to dance in the
rain.” For some reason I began embrace that philosophy and it changed my way of
thinking when it came to approaching my problems. That phrase came to mind as I
was thinking about some of the people that live in our transitional homes.
These brave men and women are turning their lives around and have shown great
endurance. They are changing their attitudes and embracing their problems with
the enthusiasm that our staff members are sharing with them. They are no longer
running from their problems, they are taking them head-on and learning how to
dance in the rain. I would like to offer my deep appreciation to those of you
in the community that has reached out to us with your donations. I began to
realize, after communicating with those of you who have given, how much it has
done for you as well. I'm glad to hear that you feel great satisfaction knowing
that you are helping people with chose to turn their lives around. If you feel
that you need desperate change in your life and want to learn how to dance in
the rain. Please come and join me and the wonderful family we have here at New Life
Transitions. And if your life is going good and you are in a position to help,
then I invite you to dance in the rain with us by helping us with a donation.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and allowing me share this with you.
Please feel free to call me at any time.
Livingstone (503) 719 – 2945 (Donations