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Shining Moments

Give your life away……..

It’s meant to be a way of life.

Changing the focus from ‘me’ to ‘others’.

Not as another way for selfish gain but only to bless another on life’s journey.

That’s it. Period.

Funny how it works out sometimes.

Yesterday I was in a store at the checkout.

I usually notice the cashier’s name.

“Robin…such a pretty name. You don’t hear it often these days.”

She smiled and we talked back and forth.

As she rang up my items she noticed an energy bar.

Sometimes I treat myself with one.

“This is my favorite,” she said.

All of a sudden I had an idea.

“Could I go get another and give one to you?”

She shook her head. “No, it’s against company rules.”

My heart sank.

“No, I could get fired for that

but it was a nice thought.”

She finished ringing up my things and I tried to shake off my disappointment.

Then, like a glimmer of light I remembered those words –

it’s the thought that counts.

Powerful words of truth.

There was times when we all experience our best of ideas blocked;

our best laid plans sabotaged.

But let’s be encouraged knowing that simply the thought is powerful

even if we are not able to do it.

The generous thought sets off a ripple of actions lasting way beyond what we can see.

Give and it shall be given unto you.

My heart was blessed in knowing that I had done what I could at that moment and isn’t that

where all giving begins. Outcome doesn’t determine value.

So let’s keep on giving

one person touching another.

Yes, let’s give our lives away and in so doing we will discover more of our purpose in life.

rose1How about you? Will you join me?