ne morning as I neared the hospital where Iworked, I noticed a frail, stooped, elderly manhurrying in the same direction. I wondered wherehe was going in such a hurry and at such an hour.I also questioned whether it was safe for him to beout alone in his obviously poor state of health.Later that day, I was surprised to see the sameman walking down a corridor in the hospital. Ifound out he had always enjoyed helping other people, so one day he had come to the hospitaland offered to work as a volunteer. He comes twomornings each week to work in whatever wayhe is needed. He enjoys the interaction with thestaff, the patients, and their families. By helpingothers, he has been able to forget his own healthproblems. In giving of himself, he has found a newlease on life and a new reason to get up in themorning.
Sometimes we’re discouraged and think, “Well,who am I? What can I do? The world’s problemsall seem so hopeless and impossible! It lookslike there’s nothing one person can do to changethings for the better, so what’s the use of trying?”And we’re tempted to just give up and let the worldgo to Hell, which it seems to deserve!Well, you may not be able to change the
world, but you can change
part of the world.If you have changed one life, you have changed apart of the world, and you have proven that there ishope that it can
be changed! The world can bechanged, starting even with one person, just oneperson—maybe you!If you even change
life, you’ve changeda whole universe, the universe of your body andthe sphere in which you live! The place and thevery atmosphere around you will be changed if youeven change yourself by the power of God’s Love!Change the world in which you live—your life,your home, your family—and you’ve changed theworld,
David Brandt Berg
It’s wondrous what a hug can do, A hug can cheer you when you’re blue. A hug can say, “I love you so.” Or, “Oh, I’m sad to see you go.” A hug is, “Welcome back again!” And, “Great to see you!” or,“Where’ve you been?” A hug can soothe a small child’s pain And bring a rainbow after rain.The hug! There’s just no doubt about it,We scarcely could survive without it. A hug delights and warms and charms;It must be why God gave us arms! Hugs are great for fathers and mothers,Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers. And chances are some favorite auntsLove them more than potted plants.Kittens crave them. Puppies love them.Heads of state are not above them. A hug can break the language barrier, And make the dullest day seem merrier.No need to fret about the store of ‘m,The more you give,The more there are of ‘m.So stretch those arms without delay And give someone a hug today! —Author Unknown
Harry Mudd has learned a lot in his many busyyears as Director of the Great House ExperimentalHusbandry Farm since it began many years ago.He knows that all good farmers are attachedto their animals, and have a sensitive regard for them. He says: “A stockman learns to appreciatethe animals and understand their little ways, andtreat them as individuals—not a collective herd.”He told me a surprising fact: Two men can havethe same kind of stock, the same conditions, and
Love Reaches Out!
Where there is great love,there are always great miracles!