Daily Inspirational Message for December 25, 2013


Simply give others a bit of yourself; a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind, garnished in kindness out of your heart, and put it into the other person’s mind and heart.
– Charles H. Burr

The greatest gifts we can give one another are of course immaterial: they arise from our efforts to really understand, our willingness to appreciate others even in the ways they’re very different from us, our devotion to being there when those we love make crazy decisions or behave badly. Today, I hope you take the time to give those you love gifts that will bless them forevermore. Long after the boxes and ribbons have been swept into the recycling bin, people will remember your words of love and appreciation for them, so write a letter, make a toast, or find some other special way to express the love in your heart.