Have you ever wondered if what you do makes a difference? I want to tell you that it does. Our actions create reactions, and have ripple effects.
Do you ever feel like you want to pinch yourself in those moments where life just takes you by surprise? Is this real? How did I get so lucky?
It can send you back in time, it can make you feel like life is worth living, and sometimes it can just take your breath away.
Every moment, we have a choice. We can choose to embrace everything it is.
This moment can be our miracle.
A little child smiles with wonder, laughs so hard he can barely breathe.
The sun shines brilliantly, and catches your eyes, the rays reach out, and warmth fills your heart.
You meet someone that needs a kind word, you feel like you could use the same, but decide that you want to extend your hand.
You are tired, but muster up enough energy to push through. You have faith.
Someone you love is hurting, you hug, you care, you reach out.
Someone you see needs support, you smile you offer a hand.
Reaching out to comfort, to love, to show compassion.
These are the everyday miracles that make life worth living. Each action has a reaction, a ripple effect.
Sometimes it may feel like you have nothing left. Believe me I understand this, but I have seen how simple actions create such a difference.
Simple actions, selfless actions, expecting nothing in return.
Yes in this world there is hurt, there is pain, and injustice. We can overcome it, with simple actions. A word or an action and a little bit of love. Simple actions.
It is through each other we draw strength, we combat the pain.
I choose to focus on love.
I choose to combat the pain.
I choose to focus on what I can do.
I choose gratitude.
What simple action can you create in your life today? It may be for a loved one, it may be a cuddle or hug or maybe it is a smile for a friend that is hurting, or perhaps it is someone you don’t know…
Take a step, create a reaction my friend. Your action will have ripple effects.
I am thankful for waking up today, for sharing some laughs and a smile from a courageous woman, for having a house full of love and laughter, and for sharing kindness with kids.
Life is a gift, and I choose to live every moment to the fullest.
May you be blessed,