So many friends wished me a happy birthday. Thank you all. If you can read this, then know that I count you as a friend. A couple of weeks ago a good friend passed away. Oren Miller was his name. He said that you can find Heaven where you look. Where you are. Google his name to see what I am talking about, I promise you will be enriched. So I challenge each of you. Look at the world around you. Hug your kids if you have any. If you don’t have any, hug your partner/spouse, visit a friend. Above all, show kindness to others. It will be returned to you a hundredfold. I love random acts of kindness. purchasing a coffee for the person behind me in line, a meal when I can afford one for someone else. All of these things can brighten the day of a stranger.
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