"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. "
- Mother Teresa
wow, on my smart phone i have this quote app and when i read this one
well it really spoke to me.
that we be that light, make others feel happier after being around us!!!
some people love to just wallow in it...
to dig themselves deep and deeper into that hole
always looking for the ugly and bad
which makes others not want to be around them, ya know?
then others, yeah they just shine that light
making others just smile to be around them
like a moth to a lantern...
people are drawn to them.
we want to surround ourselves with
people that makes us feel better...even happy
there was this man years ago at church, and every time you greeted him and said, "how are you? "
he always, always answered, "EXCELLENT"
now i know for a fact that he had hardships,
his wife had been through treatments for cancer
they had many heartaches
this man refused to look at the ugly. he got up every morning
and counted his blessings, not his pitfalls.
his attitude has stuck with me
i am sure there were days that were hard for him
to even see a glimmer of happiness
through the dark clouds
but, i think he dealt with all the worry and sadness
maybe by the happiness bestowed on others?!
i do try to always look at the beauty, the good, the blessings...
dwelling on the positive
and being thankful for it all
now i know that there are days
that i just fail miserably
losing my temper
and for sure, not shining that light
there are days that are just plain gloomy and try as i might
it is hard to see the good
but, to dwell?
no, i try to dwell only on the good in my life
because it is too sweet not to!
i do want to show others that i care
that they are loved
and oh, yes i am thankful
each and every day...
i want to shine, i want to smile and be that light that makes others happier...
lets be shiny today,