After almost two years with coronavirus concerns, we all realize that time is precious. We may state that we always knew this point. Yet, there is new focus on how this plays out in our day-to-day lives.
Ephesians 5:16 directs to: "Make the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil", Amplified Bible.
What legacy do we want to leave? How do we begin? Is now a good time to start, in the era of social distancing?
We are in January. Let's assess our talents. Who can benefit from things that come easily to us?
Once we determine this, plan to share real soon. Note, we can share via text, phone calls, Zoom,
and social media. Is volunteerism available in your area? If yes, set a date to join an activity.
Decide what difference you wish to imprint in someone else's life. Over the years, I had great pleasure making people laugh when I tailored a song to their situation. I always enjoyed the moment when the person realized that I crafted a song specially for them, usually on the spot. Their expressions are etched in my mind today. It did not matter if the song rhymed or not. What mattered was they were the center of attention and the star of that day!!
Other times, my husband & I aided students in their homework assignments. Parents were glad that
someone could help with math or writing papers. There's nothing like a student's relief when a term paper is ready to submit. The overwhelming feelings dissipate.
Often, we think of legacy as something from the past. Yet, we build our legacy each day. Where did we
make or can we make an indelible mark on a heart? This is true, thoughtful sharing.
David Muir has a news segment, "Made in America". Participants often have a business or trade
that underscores American hard work. If the business needs a boost, his mention augments sales
I want to mention the opportunities we have to support others during this time. Make calls too when feasible; do not only send a text. Bring someone food, if they are recovering. Help a senior citizen go to a physician's visit. Donate to a charity, school, military families, etc.
Time is precious. Our knowledge makes a difference. Our concern and diligence supports others. Apply wisdom to each decision. Be encouraged. These difficult times are showing us how to be grateful for small things and to earnestly pray and plan. I release a blessing for health, favor, understanding and directed steps.
Call to Action:
Make an indelible mark on someone's heart during 2022
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