What greater gift can we offer our family and friends but love. “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” To focus on kindness, is to feed the soul of humanity.
Today, Thanksgiving 2012, my family has lost a lot and many of my friends are in pain. The economy has ripped away our sails and left us adrift, but it is the times that try our souls that make us stronger. So I’m thankful, not only for the love, freedom and happiness I’ve experienced, but also for the pain I have survived.
And if I learn from that pain, I hope I’m able to pay it forward and spark a light in the heart of someone else.
It’s true, “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
We all can make a difference, not only in our own lives, but in the lives we touch. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Quotes from David Mitchell.