GRATEFUL GIRL’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
The thing about life here on the third rock from the sun is, sometimes it’s a slippery slope.
There we are, moving along about our daily routines, thinking we’re being good parents, children, siblings, employees, citizens.
We work hard, we go to church on Sundays, we give to charities —at least occasionally...a little.
We do our best to be sympathetic, empathetic, kind and giving. Well, except to that jerk who cut us off in traffic. And that moron making our lives miserable at work. And that creep who took the last OSU hoodie before we could get it in our online shopping cart. No, them, we hate like poison. They are stupid heads and that’s not OUR fault.
And yeah, we feel bad that people are cold or hungry or homeless this winter...but it’s not OUR problem.
Or is it? Hmm.
None of us are perfect; I’m further from it than from being a gazillionaire, obvi. Humans are just that, yo.
But what we CAN be is better. At least occasionally...a little. And maybe a little more. It IS the season of giving, after all. And that doesn’t necessarily mean digging into your wallet. Just reach down into your heart —it’ll tell you how to help someone. Have a little extra patience in traffic. Let someone have your spot in line. Volunteer to help collect money for the Salvation Army or Red Cross.
You’ll be surprised how much better you feel when you perform one little extra act of kindness. Even if it’s just smiling when that dunderhead at work treats you like a foot stool. Besides, it’ll drive him up a wall. #killemwithkindness #openyourheart #seasonofgiving
Lk 21:34-36 Jesus said to his disciples: "Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man."
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