You never know when a small act of kindness makes a difference.
Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes: Dear Grand-daughter, The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker . I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.
So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed.
I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy,and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’ ‘Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him telling something about a sunny beach.
I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!
A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.
I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord For such wonderful folks!!
Will write again soon,
The world is a much better place when we look at life with more innocence and love. Grandma’s enthusiasiam can be a lesson for all.
A True Story — Author unknown
There is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the U.S. Postal Service somewhere…
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God, so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
(written by the mother of Mer Claire)
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to: God in Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.
A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had. Yesterday there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, “To Meredith” in an unfamiliar hand.
Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers, titled, “When a Pet Dies.” Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I am wherever there is love.
A perfect example of forgiveness.
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I love this video. There would only be kindness, and love in the world if we opened our hearts to others.
Wow so profound. Everyone read this!
If we got to know the people and their families behind the guns there would be no war.
Like you I see the world as grey,
filled with those who trade in death,
who riches gain as they trade in guns,
designed to take man’s last breath.
I wish for a world of peace,
of caring of tolerant thought,
while man stalks those he wants to kill,
with bombs or weapons bought.
Today I seek a pact in hope,
that Hugs may gain some ground,
and that 12 months from this day
The world in love abounds.
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to one and all. Cwtch mawr.
Sorry, I know I played this last year.It’s now remastered for Charity.
As long as I can remember I have prayed daily. I remember kneeling around our large, round dining table praying before dinner. I have always paid a tithing of 10% ever since I earned my first dime and went on a mission for my church. I have also volunteered for many years with the youth of my church. Most of all, I love the Savior Jesus Christ and try to follow his example.
Now that I have painted this picture of my religious background I am open to all truth. I believe we can learn from the religions of the world.
I remember my son Daniel had an assignment to write about three different religions for his Humanities class. I went with him to a Catholic mass, to the Hari Krishna Temple, and an LDS sacrament meeting. We spent an hour at each place. My son then wrote a paper about his experience. I encourage everyone to do this. If nothing else it will make you appreciate your religion more. Or you will ask yourself questions about what is missing in your life.
I encourage everyone to find the truth that makes you happy. We will never grow spiritually if we close our minds to truth. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Many people are not ready to receive truth. We are all at different stages of learning. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
I remember when I was a missionary I would ask people if they were interested in hearing a message about Jesus Christ.
Many people would say, “I am sorry. I am not interested; I am Catholic, Baptist, or I am already Christian.” I don’t think we should ever apologize for believing what we believe, or belittling anyone for believing what they believe. We are all God’s children and should treat each other with kindness and love.
Humanity all started from one branch, so in reality we all come from the same tree. What I don’t understand is why would a tree cut off one of it’s own branches? We all come from the same source, so we are in reality brothers and sisters of humanity.