“Wouldn’t this old world be better,
If the folks we met would say:
I know something good about you,
And then treat us just that way!
Wouldn’t things be more pleasant
If the good that’s in us all,
Were the only thing about us,
That folks bothered to recall!
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy
If we’d praise the good we see!
For there’s such a lot of goodness
In the worst of you and me.
Wouldn’t it be nice to practice
This fine way of thinking too:
You know something good about me,
And I know something good about you!”
~ Author Unknown ~
In a quieter time, perhaps 40 or 50 years ago (but I don’t really know), this poem was printed by the Electric City Printing Co. in Anderson, SC. I’ve carried this poem with me for decades and believe now is as good a time as any to post. Times are hard, life is hard but what if we all decided to see the good in each other? How would our world change? How would we change? Each of us know someone who no longer wants to be in our lives; each of us know someone we no longer want in our lives. That’s life; it ebbs and flows, it changes as we change and sometimes it changes whether we want it to change or not.
If you believe I’ve offended you, please tell me and I’ll do my best to make it right. For those who’ve offended me, all is forgiven. It’s more important to live at peace…in peace…than hold offenses.
If you want your name placed on my prayer list, send a private note and let me know. There’s no need to let me know your need(s); God knows. It’s enough you’re lifted in prayer.
Time is fleeting (poem here); there are some that say we’re not promised tomorrow. They’re wrong because we’re not promised today; one day, for all of us, tomorrow won’t come and the day of reckoning will be today. Always today.
May God show you the good plans He has for you in 2019; may He give you strength, wisdom, peace and quiet. May you make time to hear His whisper and to live the life of fullness He has for you. Most of all, may you know Him more deeply, more fully and may His grace, mercy and favor fill your life to overflowing.
~ Jesus stepped out of eternity, into time,
so we might step out of time, into eternity. ~