I’m always moved by the stories and emails I receive from others. And sometimes (though I’m somewhat self-indulgent and loooove the attention) I get bored with hearing my own voice and talking about my life. One of the reasons I do what I do is to connect with YOUR life–your story.
And so, this Easter Sunday I thought I’d stick to posting a few stories that touched my heart. These are the people who, like you, are peppered around this beautiful planet working hard to make life better. Overcoming their obstacles and believing that solutions are out there.
Enjoy! These are your sisters, too:
You’ll see Martha’s comments often around here. How do you know what your neighbor is going through if you don’t take the time to ask? to listen? Think of how many times we burp out our problems on someone else only to realize their dog just died, or something. I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of positive communication. I’ve been thinking a lot about the responsibility each of us can CHOOSE to take for the messages we send out to the world. There are days I would probably have a few things to complain about, if I chose to do so, but I prefer finding the good and shouting from the top of the mountain about how good it is.
Things just keep getting better every time I do that. Here’s a neat email I got last week:
WOW! I’ll admit to the fact that I live a humble life. The pay isn’t always that luxurious given a lot of the choices I make to accept work trade, or offer FREE programs. But I would sweep floors, make beds and change diapers on the side if I had to. What we do here is the most fulfilling thing a person could ever hope to achieve. I’m so grateful for these letters. It’s like pay day every time I get one.
THIS is the stuff that counts. THIS is what Life is all about. The retirement savings plan, the car, the house, the sparkly dresses and lip gloss… those are extras. The stuff that matters most is how we’re all doing on the inside. How positive our outlook is toward life–toward others.
I think you ladies are just amazing and I love, love, love watching the community grow.
Thanks for helping to spread the word. It means a lot.
Here’s one more before I sign off and wish you sweet dreams until tomorrow…