May 26

Reflection

On some level we are all creators whether we want to be or not. As we perform our lives, there are always people watching us, listening for clues, looking for differences, assessing our actions, our words. We constantly create environments which others enter into and feel either nourished or negated. We create waves of energy that wash over other people in our presence- waves that can lull and comfort or lash and damage. We create what our days and nights look like, what work we do, what beauty surrounds us. And, on a daily basis, we create the attitude we bring to life and choose whether the door to our heart is open or closed.
Jan Phillips

Prayer

May I offer an energyzing and positive spirit for others.

Action

Examine the atmosphere you create in your family, your workplace, your community. Are you a person who lightens the lives of others? Do you project peace or disquiet? Acceptance or distance?

Suggested Reading

Come to me, all you that labor, and are burdened, and I will refresh you.
Matthew 11:28

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter.
Pope Francis

Little things console us because little things afflict us.
Blaise Pascal

Some exude happiness wherever they go, some whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds with us in our minds wherever we go.
Martha Washington

Exude happiness and you will feel it back a thousand times.
Joan Lunden

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Zig Ziglar

Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
Shari Arison

Small gestures can have a big impact.
Julianna Margulies

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