What are You Doing Today?

Here I sit. The day is dawning and I have a full Saturday ahead of me. I wonder… How can I make a difference?

Last week I was honored to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with my employer and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. We spent 4 days fitting children and adults with hearing aids. The need was overwhelming. Simply because their medical care is so lacking. It’s incomprehensible to me to see so many children that could not only not hear, but they could not even communicate well because they had no language….i.e. no speech or sign language. What would a person’s world be like with an inability to convey a thought?

Giving the gift of hearing!

Giving the gift of hearing!

I am struck at the amazing good fortune we have in this country and how we are so self involved. Me included. We have our daily routines. And a much of it is absolutely necessary. Laundry must be done. Bills must be paid. But when work and duties or self gratification are the hallmarks of our day, we should ask ourselves a question….

Why are we given this privilege of living here, with endless opportunities at our fingertips each and every day?

Mamma told us, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.”

And I think we all know it’s true. When we reach out and touch others – offer a kind word or a helping hand, there is a fulfillment in our hearts that no self-focused exercise can create.

So today…. I will pray that my eyes are open and my heart willing to look for an opportunity to reach out in some small way (or large, if the opportunity arises) and touch someone else’s life.

Join me….. will you?


2 thoughts on “What are You Doing Today?

  1. We are so fortunate in this country to have an abundance of food, water, medicine, etc. In our family, we make a point to begin the day in prayer by thanking God for what we have and by praying for those that lack these things.
    PS, how are you doing? I haven’t heard from you in a long time. It is good to see your blog again.

    • Hi Cheryl! I love that you and your family pray daily and remember to thank God for the blessings you have and lift up those who are less fortunate. It’s a great way to not take for granted all we have been given.
      I’m doing well, thanks! The mission trip definitely put life into perspective for me. Every day is an opportunity that I don’t want to take for granted…

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