Saturday, October 27
I like the action part of gratitude--it is shown in acts. You can be thankful for something, but it is even more wonderful when you do something to show your thankfulness or your appreciation. Acts of gratitude may cost you your time, but it is time well spent. People love to be the recipient of something thoughtful. The next time you are at work, buy your co-worker a cup of coffee or a favorite candy. Bake cookies for your family and then share them with neighbors.
Look for opportunities to give to someone. In your daily routine of life, you are around many people that need a hug, a kind word, clothes or food. Put action into your thankfulness and do something kind for someone.
Wednesday, October 24
Monday, October 22
Hope is the thing with feathers;
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm;
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I 've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
Saturday, October 20
Friday, October 19
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Okay, kudos to Sheldon for finding such a remarkable quote and picture to go along with it. I liked it so much that I had to post it on my blog. Life is a walk by faith. I am guilty of wanting to see the whole staircase before I walk, but I am learning to simply take life one day at a time.
Thursday, October 18
A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else. (Cardinal De Retz)
Thinking on the above statement and the word trust, I had to ask myself why is it that this simple act or "firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something" is such a difficult concept for some individuals. A newborn infant does not question whether or not he should trust the hands that are gingerly holding him; the infant just knows he is safe and secure. I trust that the home I live in will shield me from storms. I trust my family, friends, and co-workers because I know they have my best interest at heart. More importantly, I trust God to be with me each and every day. Like the wind, I cannot see God, but I know that He is there.
So, why then do people struggle with trusting one another? Perhaps some people struggle because trust is not a tangible object. You cannot point to something and say that is trust. Trust is an invisible thread that connects and unites people. Strengthen those bonds of trust. Trust and cherish those around you. Most importantly, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Prov. 3:5 )
Tuesday, October 9
Real people, real friends.
Saturday, October 6
Now, I am going to pass the award to Mark, Sheldon, Shirley Buxton and Jana. Thank you everyone for making me smile, and thanks again for this award!