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History cannot nail the guy down. Some say he was from Greece while others insist he was Ethiopian.
Most researchers and biographers believe he lived between 620 and 560 B.C. -- roughly.
He's described rather unfavorably, on the whole. Some called him a dwarf, others a hunchback. #PoorLittleGuy
He was regarded as a storyteller, a philosopher and by most accounts, he most assuredly was a slave whose masterful wit somehow won him his freedom.
Not that it did him much good when he was allegedly tossed off a cliff by some naysayers. #Yikes
Sure, he's best known for his fables. The Tortoise & The Hare. The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. The Lion and The Mouse. The list goes on.
But I think, of all the big, big things Aesop gave the world, the most important was this little nugget:
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
It's so true that a little encouragement or empathy, a warm, broad smile, or even one well-timed nod...these are the things that can make or break someone's day -- or spirit.
And Aesop may not have said it, but I am: the reverse is also true.#ThinkAboutIt
So, what are you waiting for? Get the heck out there right now and go HUG SOMEBODY. Tight, Capisce? #BeKind #CompassionIsCool #JustLove
Ps 68:10-11, 20-21R. (33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth. A bountiful rain you showered down, O God, upon your inheritance; you restored the land when it languished; Your flock settled in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided it for the needy. Blessed day by day be the Lord, who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation. God is a saving God for us; the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death. Alleluia Jn 14:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always. See Jn 17:17b, 17a R. Alleluia, alleluia. Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth.