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 quickly...at 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!!!