We are all works in progress. Many times we have to make a conscious effort to do better and be better. Sometimes being better doesn’t come easy and it requires changes to be made. Choose to be better. We are responsible for what energy we put out and our actions.
Over the next seven days, I will be taking more time out on being thankful. Each day, I will set aside some time to reflect on the blessing that I have. I would like to encourage you to do the same.
I noticed that when I express my gratitude to God and those who have shown kindness to me I feel content and happy. I truly believe that when you have a grateful attitude, you can handle life’s challenges easier and great things
come to you.
I truly believe that being thankful and grateful changes your perception on life. You become more optimistic and positive. I have noticed that in my personal life, when someone shows me kindness and I express my gratitude, more acts of kindness comes my way.
So today, I am thankful for the kindness and love given to me. I value kindness and love because it rare and scarce.
“Don’t act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.”
Philippians 2:3-4 GW
In this ever-changing world, we can get extremely caught up in the affairs of our lives that we fail to show concern to those around us. I felt that this scripture is relevant to our current society. I’ve seen too many people cheating, lying, and backstabbing one another to get ahead in life. What happened to the day when people were more supportive of one another? What happened to the unity found in a community?
In light of the holiday season, there is usually an emphasis placed on giving to those in need. I want to encourage you develop a habit of showing compassion and concern to those that you encounter. It doesn’t have to be big. Share a smile to a stranger…it’s free. Hold the door open someone when you’re out and about. Send a text message, or better yet, make a phone call to a relative or old friend that you haven’t heard from in a long time. The list can go on and on. Be creative in how you show concern , just as long as you do it.