Yesterday is over. Tomorrow is out of your control until it becomes a “today”. Today is a blank canvas.
Why wait to work or play or give or (whatevs) more tomorrow if such is in your power to do today. Really, tomorrow is in large part determined by what you do today.
Make today your masterpiece. Give today your all.
The loving look of a smile
With a still moment of pause
To show the passerby
They’re important to your cause.
Whether they are young or old,
Or diff in income or gender
Doesn’t matter their race or religion
Whether they are stocky or slender
Just take but a moment
With all the muscles in your face
And let that person know
You’re glad to see them in this place.
There are no coincidences
Only the illusion of chance
And the loving look of a true smile
Will make even the coldest heart dance.
So if it’s in the store or in a cafe
Walking by or driving alongside of
Take a second and smile a real smile
Kindly, with good love from above.
Maybe you’ve seen a game of tag among the neighborhood squirrels. I think it’s a game they play. Sometimes, there is much noise and it seems at times some tempers flare when things get a little rough. When the birds join in, it can get kind of ugly.
As I was driving home recently, I saw one of our furry friends in the road, run over. I paused on the quiet road. I watched as other squirrels came over to the one that passed. Birds landed and watched from the sidewalk as other squirrels gathered on the street.
It was like a service for the one that passed. Those that played and fought stopped for a moment. Something to behold. A funeral for a friendly neighbor. It’s as if the birds supported the squirrels with Rom 12:15 in heart.
I looked up from my teary eyes and saw a lady standing still along the sidewalk, her dog sitting at her side.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
If the animal kingdom can do this (squirrels and birds and dogs together), can’t we too, we people?