“It was late in the day (around 10 at night), when the door bell rang. I opened the door and found a man shivering in the cold.” Mother Theresa, I hear you won an important prize. When I heard this I wanted to offer something too. Here you have it; this is the money I collected today.” It was little but in his case it was everything. I was moved more, than by the Nobel Prize.
November is when we think of thanksgiving and reflect upon our blessings. In this quote from Mother Theresa, although this man gave little, it was all that he had. I think of the many people in my life who have given understanding and love. Perhaps that day it was all they had. Even though they may have had a troublesome day or a crisis in their own family they still had time for me.
An example concerns one our employees. He had just lost his mother, but he was helping me with my projects in anyway that he could. He still took time to be caring even though he was faced with the loss of his mother. I can think of many more examples. What a blessing!
Sometimes it is easy to obsess about the people who have hurt us and our problems. Instead, it helps to remember the people who have gone the extra mile to be our friend. Not only remember , but to explain how much we appreciate their effort and help. They may not be aware of how much we valued their act of kindness. It might encourage them to continue caring for others.
Write down the names of all the people who have helped you and the the kindness they showed. You may be surprised when you see how many were there for you. Each day this month hold them in prayer and thank them. If they have died you can remember them in prayer.