How lovely be things done with love...like a flower-topped cake, baked with love and gifted to another in need of something sweet...in need of a tangible reminder of love at a hard time. Or a helping hand. Or a thoughtful and kind word at the exact moment it is most needed to be heard. Or food grown and given to one's local soup kitchen. Time and love given freely for things that mean. The grace that is to serve.
So often it's the little things that mean so very much.
And here, at this link, is our new livingsbook page...with the reminder in this time that so often tries to tell you otherwise...but the truth remains: our true measure lies inside. It be not some number on some page. Or the measure/value/worth another tries to deem you in all those surface ways. You can find, also on our livingsbook page, the best way to honor the spirit of the Livings and how you can "like" us in other ways...
And how wondrous too be those random acts of kindness, done out of love and sight. Like a friend of mine who earlier this week, on a 100 degree plus summer day, was driving down the street, and saw a homeless man walking barefoot upon a scalding sidewalk. My friend stopped his car, got out, asked the man his shoe size, and gave the man his shoes. The man put them on and they fit perfectly, and he had the biggest smile upon his face and so much gratitude as he thanked my friend, before the man walked on, no longer barefoot, and my friend drove away.
How truly wonderful it be...and I think this all the time...all the ways that we can touch, affect, and change another's life, through our actions, big and small, each and every day. As Martin Luther King Jr. said so well, "You only need a heart of grace. A soul generated by love."
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by, "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.” - Mother Teresa
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve...You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” - Martin Luther King Jr.