One Thing


†††††I can remember what a scary time it was after our home burned down when I was a boy. We werenít sure where we were going to live. We had lost everything in the fire. We didnít even have any clothes to wear. Thankfully, we were surrounded by caring people. Our church, community, and extended family all rushed to help us. It was such a blessing seeing this outpouring of love. I can remember too during this time the moment that I stopped being afraid.††A woman was bringing some winter coats into the temporary home we were renting. When my Mom thanked her she said, "Honey, that is what we are all here for." I knew then that everything was going to be alright, because I realized that we are all here to love each other.

†††††Sometimes it amazes me how often we forget this. Life is so simple and yet we make it so complicated. We rush around trying to do a million different things that we think are so important. In the end, though, there is only one thing that matters and that is Love. All of life comes down to this one thing. It is the one thing we are meant to learn. It is the one thing we are meant to do. It is the one thing we are meant to choose. And it is the one thing we are meant to share. It is what life is all about.

†††††If you want to live then you need to love. You need to love God. You need to love yourself. And you need to love others. You need to bring some winter coats to a family in need. You need to cheer up a sick friend. You need to help a neighbor fix up their home. You need to hold a crying child in your arms and comfort them. You need to offer a word of encouragement and kindness to a hurting heart. You need to take the hand of a loved one and let them know just how much you care about them. You need to smile and give your joy to everyone you meet. You need to do the one thing that makes life worth living. It is, after all, what we are all here for.


~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~


[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella (joecool@wirefire.com) -- {used with permission} ]

       

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