‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Little Sacrifices

We live in the 'me' generation. Don't let anyone fool you that it was in the 70s...it's now. Yesterday, I begrudgingly watched tv with my daughter. Cartoons. it was my way of doing something she liked to do without complaint..lol. It was hard. but what struck me was how many commercials make reference to 'me' time and putting yourself first, and how 'right' they make it sound. It made me sad. My personal belief is that the most important, and healing, time we can spend is for others. And it doesn't take much.

Today's challenge, for those interested, is to try to complete ten (yes, ten!) little sacrifices for others in the next 24 hours. Tiny little gestures that put others first. It's very easy! You can let someone ahead of you in traffic, you can insist the young frazzled mother behind you in the grocery line go ahead of you, you could offer to pick up a friends' kids from school, you could clean up the trash on your street, or even just a big smile and eye contact to a weary convenient store worker. All these little sacrifices add up.

'Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.' ~ Buddha

'Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.' ~ Charles Dickens

'How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.' ~ Anne Frank

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo! I'm not the only person who thinks this world is very "me, me, me! Its all about me!"!


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