As a member of a number of groups on facebook, I read a lot of posts. This morning I read the post of a Grandmother. Her granddaughter passed away. In their grief, the family, donated the child’s organs. That is kindness. Through their loss, their tears, they saw fit to help other people. Because of their loss, another child will live. Another child will see. Another child will have the opportunity to breathe easier. RIP child. The love that your family has for you knows no bounds. For Christmas, the family is going to have an opportunity to meet the recipients of those donated organs. Maybe their child isn’t gone after all. She lives on in others. Tweet #fighting4answrs
Today we rearranged some furniture and put up our tree. A rather small tree. But a tree. So our house is starting to feel rather festive. It seems different this year. Is it because two kids are in college? Is it because David is so far away? I don’t know. Maybe it is a combination of each of these things. Rather than focusing on the gifts this year, I think that we should all focus our energies on becoming better people. After all, Walmart hasn’t been around for 2014 years has it? Tweet #fighting4answrs
Sunrise Attitude. It is a way of life. That person that looks grumpy. You know the one I am talking about. Suppose they had a really bad weekend. Someone they love is lost. Their child was all kinds of misbehaving. Money issues… pick one. For some reason they are having a bad day. Everyday may start out that way. Ours is not to understand why, unless they choose to involve us. Maybe that person is you. Are you a Grinch? Greet that person warmly. With a smile, a handshake. Compliment them on their attire. Did they get a haircut? Doesn’t really matter, but if you see this person regularly, nearly everyday, did they get a hair cut? Sometimes, all it takes to brighten the day of another is a simple compliment. A kind word. If this person works with you, compliment them on something that you saw them do.