Monday, August 27, 2018
Welcome to my Monday Blog, friends! Thank you all for your visit and a very special welcome to some of our new friends from outside the US – here are just a few: Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Brazil, Georgia, Jersey, Macedonia, Vietnam. Awesome!!
Today, I’m all wrapped up in the business of being the best me possible and there’s one area of my gift of Life where I’m certain I can receive more happiness. I know that one of the best feelings in the world comes over me when I’m in the act of doing something for someone other than myself. When I observe another’s kindness, that too, inspires me. You know it’s true and here’s a profound statement by a very young soul who was filled with pure goodness and light…”No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
What if we all lived by the rule of “getting more by giving more” ? I’m not referring to money either, but rather, acts of kindness towards others…including strangers if the situation calls for it. You know, just to be selfless sometimes when we see someone in pain or need.
Can we take the time to be kind to someone in need? Of course this goes back to the idea of “The Golden Rule”: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” For me, this puts it all in the proper perspective, especially when we consider the fact that there simply are no guarantees on this Earth. Oh yep, we’ll say that “there’s life and then there’s death”...true, but the important part is how we live in the “middle” part. What kind of person are we? Do we take more than we give? Are we all about I, I, I or Me, Me, Me?
What if we found a way to SHINE OUR LIGHT IN THE MIDDLE part?
I believe that we’re all gifted…every single one of us. Let’s think about that and let’s cultivate our gifts…let’s shine our light at every opportunity we have to use them for goodness…and not just for ourselves.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“A gift opens the door and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.” – Proverbs 18:16
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” -2 Cor. 9:7
KINDNESS: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
My prayer for us all this week is that we’ll open our hearts and minds and ask God for His favor in leading us to someone for whom we may be a shining light, through an act of kindness.
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!!Always!!!
I love you,
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