Ignatian Spirituality Inspiration Prayer

Brighten Someone’s Day

My men’s fellowship group has been meeting on Sunday nights for about two months now.  Last night, we decided that we wouldn’t focus on our book study, but instead concentrate on getting to know one another better.  It was a good choice, and yes, there was plenty of food available. 🙂

As we talked, I came to realize something.  Most of us are so caught up in all the troubles we seem to face every day, we’re losing sight of the importance of taking time for others.

Have you noticed how self-centered many of us are becoming?  It’s easy to fall into this trap.  Whether it’s stress, illness, depression, fear, or just a general lack of caring, it seems to me that all we want to do is resolve our own problems.  To heck with everyone else.  Let them fend for themselves.  Don’t you realize what I’m going through?

When I can take my mind off myself and try to do something good for someone else, I have found that my mood quickly changes.  All of a sudden, I realize that my problems, no matter how serious, aren’t as bad as those carried by many others.

Attitude is everything.  Take some time today and ask yourself how you’re doing in the attitude department.  You can make a positive shift by helping someone else.

What could you do within the next twenty-four hours to brighten someone’s day?  What’s holding you back?

Just a reminder:  Kindness doesn’t have to cost a cent and needn’t take a lot of time.

By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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