"Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed. Have anyone's burden been lighter today? Because I was willing to share. Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way? When they needed my help was I there?"
Now on any given Sunday, those words would have been just another hymn to sing but these words were so powerful to me today. It was plain and simple. Have I done any good in the world today? I know that I need to strive to live a better life. To strive to forget myself and serve others. Sometimes I can get a little selfish and in some things (not all) I wonder what's in it for me? Yes, this is a natural feeling but I know this isn't something that the Lord asks whenever I ask in fervent prayer for blessings and safe keeping of my loved ones. I know there is always room for improvement and as the end of the year draws near I hope that I find more time to become the best me I can be. I hope that I continue to be a faithful servant in this life. It gives me great comfort in knowing that my family is forever. It gives me great joy that my amazing husband will be with me through the eternities. He and our boys are my greatest motivation. And when that day comes when we are to meet our Maker, we will be welcomed with open arms and know that we are in His rest. There is no doubt in my mind that one day I will see those who have gone beyond the veil and that their spirit lives on. I hope we can all slow down once in a while to enjoy life's simple pleasures and feel of the Lord's tender mercies. Tomorrow is never promised so always continue to share the love you have for those around you.