June 14 . 2013
The more we give of ourselves and our lives, the more we receive . The secret in living is in the giving..
St. Francis was right, “It is in giving that we receive.” I challenge myself and all of you, my friends, to try to encourage others daily, those around us, to use uplifting, loving, kind words when you are tempted not to. Care for other people’s feelings, of course without compromising the truth; sometimes silence is gold. In your daily lives, give hope when there seems to be no hope, smile at the one who is sad, don’t hurry to judge, be grateful for the kindness you took for granted around you. I challenge you to think or write down a few things each day that you are grateful about, that you thank God for; it can be a gentle smile you received from a stranger when you needed it or someone who opened a door for you. You will quickly see how much God loves you, and you will want to give back that love….