My sincere thanks to everyone who helped promote and/or participates in 50 States of Pray today.
I'm representing the great state of Hawaii and wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
They say to give peace a chance, but I'm just one guy - and that seems like a lot
to ask in this crazy world of ours.
But, imagine our planet, this pint-sized world that could, and how it would change - for the better - if we shared a little more love and respect with family, friends and community.
Here’s my sincere wish for anyone needing a spiritual boost this Christmas: Don’t look back – it won’t change the past.
Instead, pay it forward.
Some will say I’m naïve, but I truly believe in the power of giving.
It doesn’t take a lot, we all know that. All that's needed is an open heart and a willingness to share of our time, talents and/or treasures.
Share a positive moment with someone.
Help comfort a crying baby on a busy airplane, buy a Sailor a sandwich or simply hold open a heavy door.
These random acts of kindness happened recently to our family, and I’ll always appreciate the generosity of those strangers who expected no reward.
There was, however, a return of investment :)
|Courtesy: Melissa Maygrove|
50 States of Pray was my idea – but you’ve embraced the concept. Who knows the lives that may be touched by today's posts as they ripple out like a stone dropped in a calm lake.
Why not pray for a friend? Forgive a wrong-doing?
Thank a teacher, cop, firefighter or anyone who does the work you could never do.
Give a compliment - or a seat.
The list is endless, and I believe each “share” will leave a piece of you behind.
Robert Louis Stephenson once wrote: Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
So, perhaps… after all... all we need do is take a chance and give a piece...
Thanks again, and may God bless you all.