Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
— Ecclesiastes 11:1
… life waits upon Man’s discovery …— The Science of Mind, page 72
It’s What You Do With What You Have!
“Life is such a bore. Nothing ever happens.” The young woman repeatedly made these kinds of statements. She might have felt different if she had been told about Louise, who is unable to move her arms or legs and depends upon others for everything. Louise takes time each day to thank God for her many blessings. One of these blessings is a thrilling singing voice, which she graciously and lovingly shares with others every chance she gets. As a result, she is blessed with many friends.
Or, perhaps, the young woman should be told of the war veteran who returned home without arms or legs. He was unable to use prostheses and was tempted to give up, but so
mething deep within him wouldn’t allow it. Then one day that still, small voice within spoke sile
ntly to him. He had always loved books and now he wondered what would happen if he were to start a book finders service for rare editions. He advertised this service and lo, cust
omers began contacting him! Little by little his good reputation spread until, today, he is extre
mely successful and he works with people from all over the world.
So, the next time you are tempted to complain about what you don’t have, take s
tock of what you do have and give thanks. You don’t have to go anywhere to be happy, creativ
e, or productive, because everything in the universe is right where you are, nestled within your heart.
Life is thrilling! I feel it pulsating throughout my being.
I look forward to this day’s tremendous fulfillment
and joy as I make use of all my gifts and talents.
Thank You, God, for Your limitless, bountiful blessings!