Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thoughts - December 28, 2016

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." George MacDonald.
The gift of a " loving thought." The very simplicity of the idea gives me shivers, especially that someone, Mr. MacDonald, could envision such and write about it so beautifully. Sometimes we may seem flippant about it ("sending good thoughts your way..."), yet the very power of those words can make a difference in a person's outlook. Ponder when someone has sent even a quick email or message or Christmas card once a year...."I am thinking of you. Sending love and hugs." There may be even more of an impact than we realize, when we follow up on that little nudge that urges us or stirs us to act. That's the angel part! It reminds me of a time when one of my mom's friends died Unexpectedly. They found on her kitchen table a month's worth of birthday cards addressed to her friends, with a personal note inside each. I can remember my mom saying at the time, "How like sweet Helen to keep spreading her love, even after her death." - Beth Almond Ford

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