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“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” ~John Wooden `
What a motto! Think of it…how many perfect days have you had in your life? Be careful now, slowly return to days of yore and peek into your past. Carefully work your way towards today and then give it a total. Did you get anywhere near the amount you thought you would? Me neither.
Starting with today, rearrange your M.O. and work in one blessing for someone who can’t repay you. Try it as often as possible. Every day might be a far reach; begin with the thought. Then as thought gives vision to action, let the good deeds roll. It doesn’t have to be a big hairy deal. Folks in need are struggling with life, and most anything would help them, even a smile.
I’m going to give it a try. Remembering the thought will be my first challenge. When that finally takes root in my brain, I’ll really be into the fun part, “What will I do today?” The research will take time, and the planning. But that’s part of the dynamic here. I want to work on this for a month and see how many perfect day deeds I come up with. Then start on another month, and then maybe jump to a year.
After that the ritual should become so ingrained in my heart that it will be as natural as breathing in and breathing out. And you know what? My focus won’t be counting perfect days or deeds anymore. I’ll have the satisfaction of a joyful spirit, inner peace, and a greater awareness of the needs of others.
Thank you, Lord.