I’m sure most of you or at least some of you have heard this before:
“Your greatness lies not in what you have, but what you give.”
I want to be a good steward of everything that I have been blessed with. I believe we’ve all been blessed with gifts — some that we are not even aware of.
I am of the ilk that nothing really belongs to us; we are each responsible for how we treat our gifts, resources, abilities, money, time, information, wisdom and possessions. Further, I believe that one day we will be called to give an account of how we have administered everything we have been given, an accounting as to how well we managed the things entrusted to us.
One of my greatest treasures besides my relationships with my three children is the friendship I’ve had for the past 33 years with a gentle soul named Jim. He shared with me earlier on, “…when we give we are leaving our hands empty to be filled.”
I am grateful that I am always just one decision away from a totally different life. You never know what could happen if you change one small in your life. New people, surroundings, experiences, events, thought patterns affect your existence and can create a domino effect in the lives you touch.
*artwork by bridget nielsen