Monday, June 3, 2013

Others First

"What we do for ourselves alone dies with us.
What we have done for others and the world remains and is  immortal."

Albert Pine

Too often I get caught up in gotta haves and don't consider them to be wanna haves.
Last week, I totaled my car and will need to get another car soon.
Typical me saying I don't want this and I don't want that
and I must have this and I surely need that.
So the reality is that if God places the right car in front of me even if it is another silver car with no moon roof, I will survive. In fact, I need to feel blessed that I am here after the accident to look for a car at all.

One of my favorite quotes is:
It is not what you gather but what you scatter that matters in life.

Given that. 
I think I need to focus on where God is leading me to serve
 instead of fretting over whether I will end up with 
the perfect pearl white ride.

Think I need to sit down and make some God Bless You Bags 
and be thankful for what I have.

God Bless You Bags
1 salty snack ( peanuts, cheese crackers)
1 sweet snack (raisins, fruit snacks)
1 Capri Sun (or other boxed drink)
1 hand sanitizer (wet wipe)
Note of Hope

Place all in brown paper bag and keep in the back seat of your car to hand out to anyone
 who needs a little help and to show someone notices  and cares.

I used to call these 'homeless' bags but I didn't just give them to the homeless
and each time I hand one out the person says, 'God Bless You.'

It is so true that we always get a greater gift than we give when we put OTHERS 
before ourselves and the blessings we share will live on.

In Him,


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  2. I want to make God Bless You bags, too!