Giving, Having and Receiving
This truth was made especially clear to me one day last Winter. It was during a spell when each day brought another 8 inches of snow and we wondered if it would ever end. On this day even the heavy snow plows couldnít keep the roads clear. I was on my way to the post office driving 20 mph under the speed limit. It was then that I saw a man and woman hitchhiking on the side of the road. I carefully pulled over and asked where they were going. Although it was an extra 10 miles out of my way I agreed to take them anyway. Traffic was light and I didnít see them catching another ride anytime soon.
As we drove along I learned that they were headed to an elderly friendís home to shovel out her driveway. They had agreed to do so out of the kindness of their hearts, with no thought of reward, and knowing that it would take most of the day to do so and get back home. They thanked me more than once as I dropped them off, but they didnít have to. Their loving example had already touched my heart. It made me smile knowing that my small act of kindness had helped them with their large act of love. Driving back home I felt a wonderful peace and happiness that nothing in this world can give. I felt the powerful, limitless love of God fill my spirit full to overflowing. At that moment I knew what it felt like to live as a true Child of God.
Love truly is what life is all about. It enlightens our souls and encircles our lives here. It connects us to Heaven and makes us one with God. It brings us what we all want: Joy!