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- 5/19/2013 STEMfest exposes students to principles of science, technology
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- 5/19/2013 Predators fall to Knights in walk-off fashion
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- 5/12/2013 Lady Predators have to win to stay in
- 5/12/2013 Phil Schaefer reflects on North Augusta history
- 5/12/2013 North Augusta golf team’s season ends in Sumter
- 5/12/2013 NAHS grad named SEC Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year
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- 5/19/2013 Letter: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan
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- 5/19/2013 Chaplain's corner: In his hand
LETTER: Strive to use fortunes to help others
"There, but for The Grace of God, go I." I have said this to many people over the years. I must also look in the mirror and say this to myself; loud and clear! I have witnessed many things in my life, where I had a better job, more money, better health and so on and on.
To say that I should pen these words to others, "I do not believe that I am wrong in doing so." I have seen much in my 54 years. Much of which I remember but would rather forget. I guess God, or whatever you believe in, allows us to remember these things so that perhaps a majority of people can say, "I could have it much worse."
I would say that many of us have good jobs, but our human nature leads us to want better. I would say that many of us have more than enough to eat, but we might envy those who have better quality and variety. Speaking of variety, many are blessed with a good monogamous marriage, but many believe that multiple relationships are the key to a satisfied life. Many have more than enough money than is needed, but many including me, are somewhat afraid to part with savings in order to be ready for the proverbial "rainy day."
Perhaps I, nor any other person on the face of this Earth, have the right to pen such a letter. I admit that it reads as though I am guiltless about these life choices. I view this letter as an admission of my guilt as well as the guilt of others.
I will end by saying, "Ask yourself are you guiltless in these matters? If not, ask how you can change for the betterment of others!"
Timothy ( Tim ) Monroe Bledsoe