Friday, June 27, 2008
"JUST ONE SEED IN A SMALL CRACK WITHOUT MUCH DIRT CAN A FLOWER GROW. JUST ONE FLOWER ANYWHERE CAN MAKE A SMILE APPEAR. JUST ONE SMILE CAN MAKE A DAY--HOW MANY OF THESE DO WE NEED? HOW ABOUT ONE A DAY THAT LASTS ALL DAY-- EVERYDAY?"
Jeff Johnson March 2008
A long time ago--not once upon a time, LOL, I attended an (Alcoholics Anonymous) AA meeting. A man sat down next to me and almost before he could say, "Howdy," another man occupied the seat next to him. The first man seated asked the second man, "How long have you been clean"(not drinking)? The second man responded, "I was drinking today and I would still be drinking if I was not here. How long have you been clean?" The first man replied,"One day, maybe I can help you because I know how to be sober for one day." When I witnessed this I had very mixed emotions. But today, I see the power of strengths--no matter in what quantity.
When we need help, when we are seeking relief, or maybe just looking for a bit of hope during a troubling time, even the least amount of comfort can meet the need. Conversely, we always have something to offer--even when we feel it is only a little or not enough to matter. What is true, on either side of the proverbial coin, giving or receiving, our life improves. This leads me to place the saying, "it is better to give than to receive," in the same category as, "what came first the chicken or the egg." Both play equal roles in improved life.
Many times when I feel down, or when things are not going right in someones life, giving hope to anyone who is seeking comfort can assist us in our dilemmas. As we try to lift someones spirits we are lifted up. I also see when trying to tear down--well the adverb 'down' gives us more than the direction of our mood too. Life is to short, time is so precious, why waste it on sad, or unpleasant, or negative? When we have a choice to lift up or support someone why tear down or not help? Unless we have perfect lives and balanced moods all the time. Most of the time we need all of the help we can get--great or small at any time. Help your self today--help someone else today--lift someone up--give a praise today--offer a smile instead of a frown--it is not the quality--but the frequency that changes things. Step forward you forward stepper.
I believe in you because YOU ARE WORTH IT,