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.