|Notice the Blessed Mother at the left? It is a reminder that|
she is always present - when we choose life & joy.
When I choose to live for me, especially at another's expense, all the selfish acts I've ever done come back to me... crash over me, like a tidal wave. And I feel anguish.
The joy brings life.
The anguish brings a living death.
The joy is immediate and lasting.
But so is the anguish.
Choose you this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)
Today, I choose to live by love.
This morning, I went to my garden and cut some tulips for the school secretary. I handed the flowers to my daughter as she got out of the car. By now, she has passed the love on to the school secretary.
Two days ago, I cut a tulip for my grandson. When I dropped him off at home, I handed the flower to
It made him smile, and within minutes, it made his mom smile. I'm still smiling.
In the middle of these simple acts, I remembered something.
I rediscovered the joy of all the times in my life that I have chosen to give myself away.
And it was very good.