Yesterday, my thought for the day was by Max Lucado;
Jesus' love does not depend upon what we do for him. Not at all. In the eyes of the King, you have value simply because you are.
Think about that. A most awesome thought really. We love our parents, siblings, grandparents, children, and friends much the same way.
Today, the daily thought is by George Eliot;
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
A parent or grandparent to a child. A friend helping a friend. Doing a random act of kindness. A teacher encouraging the mind of a student. A nurse or a doctor attending an ill or dying person. Performing a service to the community or a church.
Has someone influenced you? Have you passed that one? Have you thanked that person?
We are all busy. I just flew through this day myself and it is easy to let things slip away, but I think the greatest gift is returning that love either to the person who gave it to you, or passing it along to another person who might need a loving human soul to reach out and touch them.
Now I need to drink my warm cup of calm and ponder these thoughts before I go to bed. I used to do random acts of kindness all the time and I got out of the habit. I need to rethink this, make it a regular habit again, and also figure out a way to inspire others to do so.
When I did random acts of kindness regularly, I did so anonymously, and didn't want to know who the recipient was. The reason I did this was because I could then spend the whole day looking at every person I passed, and wonder if they were the one who had received my gift. I think I was in a constant happiness high.