Big things Happen

Listening better. Caring more. Being there. Its not big changes, but the little ones in our daily lives that make all the difference. With little ways to love more, big things happen.” — Yehuda Berg

Over the last few years i have been feeling I have not been doing enough to stop the damage i see being done in and to our world. Sometimes I have felt guilty for living a quiet rather sheltered life at the lake even though Bob and i believe we are here for a reason. When I have sought guidance on what is mine to do all i have received was “Shine you light.’ But I wanted to do more.

I realize now I was wrong. i do what I can, that which right now at this time in my life is mine to do. It is the little things that start with caring for those around us that will lead to big change.

So take time to listen, care and just be there for others. Remember, with little ways to love more, big things happen.

Truth and Love Have Always Won

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it—always.” — Mahatma Gandhi

It is easy to become discouraged when we are going through difficult times as we have been experiencing in our world. But it is important to remember that others have been through such times of darkness before us and most importantly, love always wins. Sometimes we just have to look for the small victories.

Our question to ponder for this week is…

In what ways (even little ones) have you seen truth and love winning during the pandemic?

Please feel free to enter your response in the comments below and let’s talk.

We Need Silence to be Alone with God

“We need silence to be alone with God, to speak to him, to listen to him, to ponder his words deep in our hearts.  We need to be alone with God in silence to be renewed and transformed.  Silence gives us a new outlook on life.  In it we are filled with the energy of God himself that makes us do all things with joy.”  Mother Teresa

In a world so busy and encouraging busyness, we must make room for silence, that quiet time alone with God. Making time for the silence is not always easy, but God is always there, just waiting for us. God does not want our worship or our praise, but our presence.

I am an early riser. Spending time alone with God before the rest of the world wakes up and things start to get crazy is best for me. I like to go outside and watch the sunrise over the lake.

How do you make room and time for silence?

A New Day

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” J. B. Priestley

Every twenty four hours we are presented with the opportunity to begin again all wrapped up in a spectacular display of color. How we begin our day is important It sets the tone for how we will walk through the day. Are you ready for that “little bit of magic” waiting for you?

What are some ways you can greet this new day with mindfulness and gratitude? Please place your best thoughts in the comments, below. Your best statements may appear as a quote on our site later this week so keep them short.

Thank you God for this new day and the beautiful music of Nina Simone!

Thought for Today and an Announcement

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”— Mahatma Gandhi

It does not take a massive earthquake to shake the world. Small, gentle acts of love and kindness can actually be more effective in shaking things up.

What is one gentle way that you can shake the world?

Announcement: Beginning tomorrow we are going to two new blog posts a week. These will be on Sunday and Wednesday.

Don’t worry, you will still be able to get your daily dose of inspiration. We have nearly ten years of daily blog posts here to choose from. Use our search engine to find a topic of your choice or spend a little time exploring the site.

Our new format will also include a question to encourage you to think about the quote and how it applies to your life. We hope this will lead to interaction and discussion.

We are open to adding study guides, research tools and possibly even an interactive group if you show interest. We are here to serve but we need to know what you need, want, and will use.  The best way to tell us is in the comment area.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Please continue with us and invite your friends.

Work Wonders and Accomplish Miracles

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” — William Hazlitt


“Tenderness is not weakness. Rather, it is a decision to face the scathing brutality of life, but to refuse to allow brutality to set the terms of the engagement.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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