As I do everyday, today I spent some time reading. The kind and wonderful comments left for me here on the blog, plus starting on the 134 emails sent to me. I do so thank all. Every single message means so much to me and I do appreciate everyone. Individual responses will be impossible but know I have read and will always treasure each one.
I admit to still being amazed by the outpouring of love shown to me. Many times I have written of the wonders of acts of kindness, this I know to be true as I have been the recipiant of so much of it. I have truly felt the benefit the warmth of loving kind words. Maybe we can all join together somehow to spread such words around the world. It can only make us better people for sharing, saying the words and the world will indeed be a better place for them having been said. A closed heart is closed to the loving kindness of the world and misses out on so much. A loving, giving heart is open to the loving kindness of the world, blossoming and flourishing.
I have always believed the Good Lord has what I suppose you could call a “Master Plan” in place and that each and everyone of us play a n intricate role in that plan. There are no exceptions everyone of us has our part to play, we just don’t know what it is. We don’t need to know what it is. We just need to know our lives are playing out as they are for a reason. We have lessons in life to learn and lessons we can teach. We can never know what our purpose is meant to be, just that we do have a purpose.
Several have left comments suggesting possibly my purpose is in fact this blog. I just don’t know and never will really know until I pass to the next world. I believe Our Heavenly Father sees us for what we are, human. I also believe that as He sees us as being human, He doesn’t expect perfection. But, that He likely does expect us to just keep trying. Just keep trying, working our best to live good lives and do what we can to help improve the lives of others in anyway we can.
I suppose that hits right to the core of my belief system. Never give up trying to live a good life. By the term good life, I do not mean hitting it rich or having lots of material possessions. The good I am talking about is within the heart, mind and spirit.
I believe giving is the best way to receive. Our hearts, our spirit within us grow and flourish with each act of loving kindness we perform. We get a double benefit, the benefit of growing inside but also love attracts love, kindness attracts kindness, even usually a simple smile attracts a smile. The wripple effect can spread around the world. I ask everyone to think what sort of ripples are you sending out to the world today? Positive or negative.
I do not know if my purpose is indeed this blog. But, I hope I can at least through it spread love and kindness. Do I believe one person can change the world, yes I do. Every single day of our lives we as individuals can change the world. Every positive act improves the world, every negative act takes away from the quality of the world. If we spread that message far and wide enough we can make this world an even more glorious place to live, for our selves and our children to come. Nothing can or will change if we don’t bring it about.
Within ourselves is an excellent place to begin.
I hope you’re feeling okay. Haven’t been by in a long time. Just wanted to say hi.
BTW: You fulfill your purpose, Bill, every time you post on this blog. Keep it going.:)
Thank you missprofe glad you stopped by.
Hi Bill, Glad to see you are still writing. I think you have a lot of genuine truth expressed in your blog. I would love to quote you if I may. Would that be alright? Your last paragraph beginning with “Do I believe one person can change the world…”
God’s Blessing’s and true happiness and truth to you,
Hi Norma, thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to quote me any time. That is a “Bill” original.
Bill, just keep doing what your doing. There is a reason, and who are we to judge what that purpose is, but hey I’d say keep going, your doing wonderful things for so many people. It’s amazing how many people actually just read this blog and not post any comments. Have you checked out your hits lately, nearly at the 200,000 mark. Now remembering back to the 100,000 hits, Vi lasagne was up for grabs. What’s cooking for the 200,000th hit ???? 🙂
Jo you are right, I used to keep close track of the number of hits being amazed everyday. With the hospital stay and all I sort of lost track, they are climbing. Will have to come up with something special for #200,000 any suggestions?
Ohmygosh…. I remember the quest to be that 100,000th person to land here–hopin’ for some of that lasagne.
Did I win?!
Not the lasagne–but BOY did I win just by continuing to come back.
Gosh… *laughing* You’ve been stuck with me THAT long?!
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Nice to see you back amongst us, ma’am.
You’ve been missed!
Mel, if you want to call it being stuck with you, well then I am very very glad to be stuck with you.
Bill I’m doing studying for work at the moment, and within that is professional development. Now you know I’m not a religous person as such, but a spiritual person I like to think of myself as with Christan beliefs, and I believe we should respect everyones own beliefs. Anyway long story short, there was a quote from the bible (Yes I know I said Bible, I have never quoted from the bible before), that has kind of stuck with me that I thought you might like.
“You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day”. Psalm 139:15-16
Now just letting you know, I grew up catholic, had bible studies at school, and never taken an ounce of notice of one saying or reading etc from the bible… I found this one in a book I am reading “Designed for success” and thought with the topic of conversation on the blog at the moment, “What is our purpose”, “What are His plans for us” etc, that this was quite confronting when you actually think about it.
I’m glad you’re doing OK after the recent health scare. Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve tagged you for a meme over at my blog. (You’re one of the only people I could think of who wouldn’t necessarily mind doing it.)
Thanks for your wisdom,