Today I Choose:
To be kind, even if those around me aren’t
To be patient, even if I am in a hurry
To listen, even if I have much to say
To be compassionate, even if I disagree
To comfort, even though I am hurting
To smile, even though I’d rather scowl
To offer understanding, even though I may not ‘get it’
To serve, even though I am thirsty
To love…..because I am loved….first, last, and always.
Phew !!! This is a bit too difficult for me. I’ll try … promise. Although I fail often.
I’ll try too….it’s easy to write in the early morning before I encounter anyone…..but, I think that all we need to do is try. I think it was St. Teresa of Avila who said something like…desire is 90%
So much about how we feel is choice, isn’t it. Even choosing how to look at life, and its situations. And it’s amazing how making that choice really influences our attitude each day.
I read once that the only thing we have control over is our attitude. Sounds good on paper (or screen) but at times it is a hard pill to swallow.
oh friend, me too. me too. xo
Great thoughts, I will certainly try.
I love this. It reinforces that love is a choice, an action, not a feeling.
So right Judy, and sometimes it is a choice we have to make over and over again!