Lasting And Permanent
In my life over the years I have listened to a lot of commercials and bought a lot of things. I have bought cars, televisions, computers, cell phones, stereos, and more appliances than I could use. The happiness they brought me was temporary and fleeting at best. They may have at times made my life more convenient, but they never once made my life more joyful.
The things that did make my life happier, the things that brought lasting and permanent joy into my heart and soul couldnít be bought in a store. They instead were found in the wide open arms of love. They were found in prayer, in thanking God everyday for my life, and in inviting His love into my soul. They were found in simple acts of kindness, freely shared, expecting nothing in return. They were found in gentle words of encouragement, big hugs of affection, and inspiring thoughts of goodness. They were found in all the little choices I made everyday to grow in oneness with God and to do my best to be His Child. They were found in living a life of caring for others and giving back what I could to this wonderful world.
What do you want: the momentary pleasure the commercials offer and the empty wallet that goes with it or the eternal joy of living a life of love? It is up to you. Choose well.