Love reaches out

Where there is great love, there are always great miracles!

One morning as I neared the hospital where I worked, I noticed a frail, stooped, elderly man hurrying in the same direction. I wondered where he was going in such a hurry and at such an hour. I also questioned whether it was safe for him to be out alone in his obviously poor state of health.

Later that day, I was surprised to see the same man walking down a corridor in the hospital. I found out he had always enjoyed helping other people, so one day he had come to the hospital and offered to work as a volunteer. He comes two mornings each week to work in whatever way he is needed. He enjoys the interaction with the staff, the patients, and their families. By helping others, he has been able to forget his own health problems. In giving of himself, he has found a new lease on life and a new reason to get up in the morning.

Sometimes we’re discouraged and think, “Well, who am I? What can I do? The world’s problems all seem so hopeless and impossible! It looks like there’s nothing one person can do to change things for the better, so what’s the use of trying?” And we’re tempted to just give up and let the world go to Hell, which it seems to deserve!

Well, you may not be able to change the whole world, but you can change your part of the world. If you have changed one life, you have changed a part of the world, and you have proven that there is hope that it can all be changed! The world can be changed, starting even with one person, just one person – maybe you!

If you even change your life, you’ve changed a whole universe, the universe of your body and the sphere in which you live! The place and the very atmosphere around you will be changed if you even 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 the world, your world!

Hugs

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 favourite aunts
Love 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 ’em,
The more you give,
The more there are of ’em.
So stretch those arms without delay
And give someone a hug today!

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