Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chet

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From his earliest years, Chet was told he did not fit in. Feeling they must be right, he believed their cruel words.

Along life’s journey, Chet collected memories of his own while selling those of others. Finally, he realized he did have both a purpose and a place in this world.

This scrap man belonged to the world, as much as it belonged to him.

Written by: McGuffy Ann Morris

Shared with:
Five lines or less, 
using the word prompt:
"place"

18 comments:

  1. I don't know how you pack so many feelings into so few words...very nicely done.

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  2. We all belong, no matter our vocation or feelings. Nicely done, today.

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    1. I agree. We are all in this together. Thanks!

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  3. This is great, Annie. Too bad there are mean people in this world that make us feel worthless. Heavenly Father showed us our worth all those years ago on the cross. If He declares it, who are "they" to dispute it? We all have a worth and a purpose. We just have to find a way to hold onto that thought through all the heartache.

    Have a blessed day.

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    1. Faith, my friend. Even when we do not understand, we need to remember that He knows everything. He is there.

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  4. Very nice, we all belong in some way. XO

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  5. It's a lovely little story that makes us think. I think we were placed in this world to learn to love and it was such an important thing for us to learn that Jesus even went to His death to teach us to love and forgive. Even those who seem not to fit the standard set by the majority have a place to fit in this big world.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. That is exactly what I think. Thank you, dear friend. HUGS.

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  6. My heart is full after reading this.

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  7. Everyone matters. Or at least that's how it's supposed to be. Love this story about Chet, Annie. Hugs to you!

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  8. Another wonderful and thoughtful story, Annie. You are a master of this genre. Sending lots of love, prayers and hugs, Janet

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  9. Love it! It embodies so much of what I believe: we all are here for a purpose, there is no shame in any honest way of making a living, you don't need the approval of others to enjoy your life, etc.
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  10. Beautiful story. Everyone does have their place, a place only they can fill. Chet is a blessed man to know this. You aced it, my friend.

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