Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Have I done Any Good in the World Today?

It is mid-week, I can say that I gratefully practice random acts of kindness.  I can also say that I was unkind to my dear husband.  It often surprises me that one can be so kind to strangers and then treat our loved ones badly.  I have made up for any and all rudeness (sometimes it happens, we are together 24/7) and am forgiven.  Be kind to yourself today and forgive yourself of any "misdeeds" , forgive those to whom you feel a grievance, you will feel better...I know! 

So many people are hurting, some express this by being angry.  So many people are grieving.  Smile a little more.  Be more patient even when that is the last thing you feel you can do.  Each day passes by so the end of the day, the week, the month, the year...can you honestly say,  "I did something good or kind, thoughtful, generous"?   The following hymn is a wonderful reminder of what each person can do to improve their lives and those around them.  Whatever your belief system...the Golden Rule always applies!

 Have I done any good in the world today?

Have I helped anyone in need?

Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?

If not, I have failed indeed.

Has anyone’s burden been lighter today

Because I was willing to share?

Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way?

When they needed my help was I there?


Then wake up and do something more

Than dream of your mansion above.

Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,

A blessing of duty and love.

 There are chances for work all around just now,

Opportunities right in our way.

Do not let them pass by, saying, “Sometime I’ll try,”

But go and do something today.

’Tis noble of man to work and to give;

Love’s labor has merit alone.

Only he who does something helps others to live.

To God each good work will be known.

How is your week coming along.  Do you need a hug or a big smile.  Consider yourself (((hugged))) really tightly and I am sending you the biggest, brightest smile!  Can you feel it?  Can you see it?  Go look in the mirror and smile, yeah, it looks something like that!!!


Jayne said...

Yes, I can feel it AND see it. You have a beautiful smile and a BIG heart. Because of your reminder, I smiled at eight strangers yesterday. I might have made it to ten, but I didn't read your post until late in the day.

thedailydish said...

I sure do feel that hug!

Thank you for the gentle reminder to be a better person - not just today, but every one.


Joanna Jenkins said...

Your heart is golden and this is a beautiful post.
Thank you.

Putz said...

that lds hymn sticks in my mind also, but the ones i smile at are all under 8 years of age at my cross walk

Christina said...

i bet you have, you are a kind and loving person. you were so kind to leave me warm thoughts, when i needed them.

Yolanda said...

I think you always do good . I am glad and thankful for all the support you show me. I miss the south and am a glad to come home. It is where I belong. You are such a special friend to me.