This brings me to my next story for you. A couple of weeks ago, at church, the Pastor talked about how our actions should speak louder than words. As his sermon continued, a couple of friends and family members popped into my head. I quickly grabbed a piece of paper and a pen out of my purse and jotted down names and what I wanted to do for them. A couple of days later, I carved out an hour from my work morning and began writing out thank you, thinking of you, and sympathy cards. Since that day, I have tried to make an out of the blue phone call to someone, sent more cards out, even wrote a lengthy childhood memory post to one of my cousins who suffers from Bell's Palsy syndrome, but has made it his mission in the past year to leave a kind post every morning on Facebook for his friends and family, wishing them a good day. I look forward to those posts the most, as they are guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.
As I lay in bed last night, I thought about how maybe God was giving me a mission to inspire others. I cried a little as I thought about the personal losses I've suffered in the past 3 years. But then this phrase popped into my head..."Live A Life Inspired". The tears stopped, and I began to think about what good deeds I could do for others.
Maybe this gift I have been given to create cards and scrapbook layouts can be put to better use. I want to challenge you, if you've taken the time to read this, to "Live a Life Inspired", too. If you are a papercrafter, like me, what can you do for others? I believe this idea transcends being a good Christian, whether that is your religion or not. It doesn't have to be a card, but maybe calling someone up out of the blue, maybe you can be the difference in someone else's life. You never know until you try.
Before I end this post, I want to share one of my favorite quotes.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi
Have a great day!