Monday, June 1, 2009

A Sip at a Time

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Seems like cannot get up and see the stars any more, since daylight comes so early, but I did see the pink rays of the sunrise this morning, and that was really pretty.

Yesterday, as we rode through the unmowed Park , I spotted a large gator head just above the water under the bridge. They are on the move during spring, doing their courting! I also saw lots of squirrels and an anhinga on the top of a dead stump with wings spread wide. God is good!

Once again we have feral kittens in the backyard. The black cat who was one of the litter last year, now has two of her own, so the cycle goes on. They are really cute playing with each other, but totally wild. Any suggestions?

From Quiet Moments with God:

My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts.
Isaiah 65:14

The great movie makeer Cecil B. DeMille once remarked on the importance of happiness in one's life and how to savor it:

The profession one chooses to follow for a livelihood seldom brings fame and fortune, but a life lived within the dictates of one's conscience can bring happiness and satisfaction of living far beyond worldly acclaim. I expect to pass through this world bur once, and any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Happiness must be sipped, not drained from life in great gulps--nor does it flow in a steady stream like water from a faucet. "A portion of thyself is a sip of happiness as satisfying as it is costless."

One of the ways in which we may experience true happiness is to "sip" from the supply of talents and abilities God gives us and use them to benefit others. "Sipping" doesn't require spending great amounts of time. Neither dies it require extraordinary or professional helping skills.

Use a gift or talent you have to serve others.

Helen Keller, blind and deaf from the age of nineteen months, had remarkable sight when it came to viewing life's priorities. She said, "Many persons have a wrong idea about what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

How miraculoius it is that God has built an antomatic measure of happiness into every act of self-sacrifice! Take a sip of happiness by serving others!

God can do tremendous things through people
who con't care who gets the credit.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,