Thursday, June 19, 2014

Do Something

This week I put up two facebook posts expressing thoughts that I just cant shake from my mind.

First one...

"I feel so small. My life is a tiny thing. I wish so much that the world was a better place and that people could thrive and succeed and be happy. I wish that I could make a difference in so many ways... I keep wondering what little things I can do..."

And second post...

"I have been wrestling quite deeply this week with how much pain and suffering people cause to each other... nationally, internationally, in war, etc. Part of my feeling so small comment was because there is so much that is wrong on our planet and I am one person... one person struggling to pay bills and make my way... and wondering how one life can make any difference on a large, planetary level... lol. It's not like I think I should be that important... but, I wonder what I can do. Then I think of Jesus' parables and how important it is to first be trusted with something small. If I can use what little I have each day to pour into others, than I may be trusted with more to use and to give. What do I have to give today? I have a smile. I have gratitude. I can be kind and thoughtful to others. In my driving. As a customer. As a guest in another's home. I may have just a little to offer, but, by golly, if I offer it with my heart, then maybe I will be given more to offer.... So... those are more of my thoughts..."

I figure, since I keep thinking about these things, I may as well begin to make some changes in myself. When I need to run errands with one of my children to here or there, I wont complain or sigh... it is time I have with them, after all. Many times I get frustrated in traffic! People cut in or zoom past your just to get in front of you and slow down, etc. I feel so very aggravated in traffic. Today I decided that was enough... it is time to let that go. My feelings aren't going to change other drivers, so why not smile and wave them on in... I will most likely get where I am going regardless... so why not change my own attitude? What else can I work on? What can I do to make the day brighter for myself and for those who cross my path?

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