Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. – Stephen King
The older I get, the more aware I become of life’s good things.
The good things of hearing the Cicada sing their summer song; or smelling earth’s delicious fragrance after a soaking rain or tasting a strawberry’s sweetness are a few of life’s good things that are simply beautiful.
But as good as these things are, there will come a day when the sounds, smells, sights and tastes of this world will stay here as my soul travels on.
While I’ll miss these good things, I’m learning there are some things even more beautiful. These things are connected to my soul and will follow me wherever I go.
These are the things that are born in this world, and will continue to live with me forever. These are the things that nurture me, give me strength and prepare my soul for the next destination.
These are the good things that never die:
The way kindness makes everything more beautiful.
The truth that I’m good enough just as I am.
A brother’s strong shoulder when I feel weak, and
Receiving love’s sweet kiss are good things that never die.
A spirit filled with hope.
Finding the strength to finally let go.
The courage to walk by faith, and
Burning for something that’s honest and pure are good things that never die.
The peace after the storm.
The freedom mercy gives.
Saying the words that encourage others, and
Forgiving the haters when they spit on this world are good things that never die.
The chance to show love.
Giving thanks always for the gifts I receive.
Remembering to pray even on the brightest days, and
Delighting the angels with the choices I make are good things that never die.
What Are Your Good Things?
Considering what you have been given, what are your good things that will never die? Is it?:
– The love in your child’s eyes
– Taking back your dignity
– Second chances
– Remembering to appreciate what you have
– The lessons passed down by your mother or father
– Using your passion to set the world on fire
– Ignoring the voice that demands you have to be perfect
– The warmth of love’s gentle touch
– Saying the words someone needs to hear
– Savoring every moment
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