Friday, April 20, 2012
Three Tips for a Beautiful Soul
In my fortune cookie today, I read:
"A fair face may fade, but a beautiful soul lasts forever."
As we age, we have a choice. We can become more selfish, believing we have earned the right to say and do whatever we want. We can forget our mission and decide to check-out, thinking our time has passed and we should let the next generation take over.
Or, we can cultivate a more beautiful soul through...
Loving the unlovable. Touching them. Choosing to be with them when we'd rather be anywhere else.
Praying and spending time with God. I say He's number one, but how does that translate to my real life? How different would my life be if I increased my time with him instead of with my toys?
Holding my hand open. Everything I own belongs to God. You want to borrow my car? Go ahead. Come stay with me; I have room! This is His and He may use it as He sees fit.
And even as I write these, I am thinking -- epic fail, Jeannie. But He has given me today and I can make today different. I can love NOW. In this moment, right where I am.
at 4:22 PM