Tuesday, February 8, 2011

T. L. M. C. Day 8 : A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.

Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Hmmmmmm, there are so many people in ones life who change it. I know if my Mum hadn't taught me to read I wouldn't be the same person, I know if I couldn't cook I wouldn't be the same person. But, my Mum taught me all these and more and for that I am grateful and thankful.

But, who else has changed my life? I think Father Felix, our assistant parish priest from Nigeria would be one of the people who has changed my life and also my outlook on life. Yes, I think I'll go with Fr. Felix.

Dear Father Felix,
I just want to say thank you for everything you've done for me. You've taught me many things without realising it. You've taught me to not look on the bad side of things but to have hope that everything is for a purpose God's purpose and if I start to feel like there is so much unfairness in my life I should remember what you say ,    " God is not fair. God is generous."

You've taught me to live by JOY . Living first for Jesus , then for others , and then for myself. And doing it JOYfully.      You've shown me that  Trust, Faith and Hope in Jesus should be my number one priority.    You 've shown me that even though you can be a stranger in a strange land, and the culture changes, people are still people.  They still need to be loved , respected and honoured.

Fr. Felix, I know when you left Nigeria for Tasmania you said you were scared and nervous.  But, through it all you had faith and you showed me that  as it says on The Princess Diaries  movies that
" Courage is not the absence of fear. but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."          You also smile all the time and in that way show others your happy no matter what, and I'm working on that.     

Father Felix  I thank God that you changed my life.  
And I thank God for sending you to Tasmania.

Thank you


Vellvin said...

Fr. Felix is a great preist!!

Gae said...

Dearest Autumn,
What a beautiful post. I am thrilled you include me and you are so generous and beautiful.
Father Felix is a great example to me as well
Love Mummy