Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Quote of the Day: If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach. - Margaret Cho
I don't know about you, but sometimes my days don't work out very well. It always seems to be a host of little things: a misplaced brush, a pen that runs out of ink, leftovers eaten by someone else, the phone battery running out, and well, you can fill in the blanks. Why I let these things get to me, I don't know, but they do. I try to stay cool and collected but an article in the news can upset me for a whole day. I need to be more tranquil, to calm down, to be quiet enough to hear God as He speaks to me. Today was one of those days. I was not a nice person to be around. The ladies, Juliana and Lusi, were staying out of my way. Even the dogs were wary of me--and rightly so. Every time something went wrong, I first blamed myself and then looked for someone else to blame. Things were getting a little testy when little Charlini came in to say good-bye and added, in English, "I love you." I just melted. The power of an innocent child's declaration of love for this old man was, to use an over-used word, just awesome. Thank you, Charlini, for reminding me of what is truly important in life. I pray that each of you has a Charlini in your life to nudge you back into the wonderful world the Lord made for us.