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Friday, August 16, 2013
There is so much to be grateful for. Sometimes we must stretch beyond the obvious and reach beyond to grow. That can take practice but we can start at any time.
Harold Bowman’s recent CornerShot is an example of loving the sometimes unlovable. The story about how his mother showed him love when he was a child was a simple one of kindness.
Let us show genuine care and interest for others even when it is difficult. Let us ask the questions like “tell me more about that?” Or “did you have a good time?” (And then LISTEN with both ears and your heart). Say “thank you for your interest (or kindness or information or patience or the delicious tomato you gave me from your garden).”
People offer kindness all of the time but it’s often overlooked by the receiver. So while the “let it begin with me” slogan is good for the giver it is also good for the receiver.
Let us look for what others do instead of what others don’t do —and let it begin with me.
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