How can I be a blessing to someone else?
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After I watched this most powerful video I thought about people who have spent their lives being of service to others. Those that I admire the most do not draw attention to themselves...there are no clanging bells, no spotlights, and little or no media attention.
I think of the Orlando man who rescued a dog from a neighbor's burning house; the group of young men who subdued a man attacking a woman; the volunteers for hospice who give their time and hearts to families; and my neighbor who volunteers as a teacher's aide.
1. Do you smile as you pass people on the street?
2. Do you open the door for others to pass through?
3. Do you let a car budge in front of you without getting angry?
4. Do you greet people with a smile and "how are you?"
5. When you hear a negative statement, do you try to make it a positive one?
6. Do you listen to or spread gossip, or do you put a stop to it?
Let's each plant our own seeds of hope, kindness, or love...then bloom where we are planted.
Since being diagnosed with cancer, not once but twice, one of the greatest lessons I have learned is the gift of giving to someone else. Each and every card, phone call, visit, smile, or shared tear has been a gift to me...sometimes from total strangers.
FROM AUGUST 1 TO SEPT 30, I WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE COPIES OF MY "OUTSHINE" BOOK TO TEN PEOPLE. GO TO www.goodreads.com/giveaway, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOOK AND ENTER TO WIN. THIS OFFER IS AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY AS WELL AS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
From my book Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir: "These wonderful women gave me a blanket they had made by each putting their talent to use. They gather together once a week to make such blankets, pray, and read scripture. They are doing the ministry of God."