GIFTS FROM THE SOUL
It is a beautiful Spring
weekend as I write this.
Children are outdoors
running, laughing, riding bikes and playing basketball.
Dogs are sleeping in the
afternoon sun content just to be alive.
A family of ducks are waddling
back home to a neighborís farm after taking a quick swim in a stream that
runs behind the local grade school.
Adults are talking on their
porches and swinging slowly on their porch swings.
Everywhere around me I
can feel the gentle kiss of Godís wind on my cheek and love in my heart.
It is one of those special
times when you can hear the voice of love, peace, and joy coming from your
own soul and saying:
"See, I was here all the
time. You only needed to slow down long enough to notice me.
"I only wish that everyone
in this world could have a quiet moment like this when they could see that
the love, joy, and peace that they chase after so desperately and try to
find in so many things was within them all along.
Maybe then they would sit
down and get to know that love in their hearts, joy in their souls, and
peace in their lives.
Maybe then they would quit
trying to get so much out of life and start putting something back into
Maybe then they would see
that choosing and sharing love and joy is really what life is all about.
God gives us so much.
Life gives us so much.
There is beauty, wonder, peace, joy, love,goodness, and delight all waiting
to be chosen and all waiting to be shared.
Letís stop chasing madly
after them then.
Letís instead sit down,
notice them smiling at us from within our own souls, take them by the hand,
and give them to the world.
Letís do our work with
our joy, live our lives with our love, and share our goodness with everyone
Letís make all of our
days a glorious gift of love from our souls to God
Author: Joseph J.
Used with permission. LLERRAH