At home,mother has a bulletin board on which she posts articles and thoughts that may be helpful or interesting to us.One week I discovered one that was both thought provoking and challenging.
The happy ones are those who: Give love rather than expect love. Reach out to other rather than expecting to be reached out to. Desire to be a friend more than to have friends. Express appreciation rather than expect appreciation. Love to relieve suffering rather think of their own suffering.
Think on others`good points rather than ponder failings. Pray “God bless others”more than”God bless me. ” Give freely without thought of being given to. Are more conscious of their neglect of others than of others`neglect of them. Have forgotten themselves in doing things which are remembered.
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor.9:7 NIv)
Thank You for giving me so much,Lord.I pray that I may always be ready to give with a willing heart.Amen By:Sandra