Live by the Golden Rule, love one another, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. For years we have heard about the Golden Rule. Some of us live it; others don’t.
We have heard about being a helper to Jesus. Have you helped Jesus lately? Have your loved your neighbor? Have you extended some bit of kindness or goodwill?
Washington Irving said, “A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen with smiles.” I think about all the years we were full time workers and all the money we gave to the community, we could afford it then. Now we give what we can.
Brandi Snyder once said, “To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Think about those donations, whether financial or an item, it can mean the world to someone else. That toy you donated for a child may be their only Christmas gift.
That food you donate to Chum may be a part of a families holiday meal. They know someone cares when they trudge up the hill with their box of food. It may be heavy but the load in their hearts and minds will be not be as heavy. Some worry if they will be able to feed their children the next day. Will they ever get a job?
Children are our gifts. As Henry Ward Beecher would say, “Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” I think the joy and love of children is a part of heaven. The sweet and precious words that come out of their mouths.
Have you helped to ease someone elses burden this holiday season? Have you made a difference?
I get these pamphlets in the mail by the Christophers (a non-profit) that give me inspiration. They have in this months issue the Rule for Golden Living, and loving thy neighbor. Sometimes we have to rise above the hurt, understand our true purpose on earth, and listen to what he wants us to do from words in the scriptures. Have we encouraged and done the works that HE wants of us?
Light a candle for someone else’s darkness this holday season. Help them with basic needs.