Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu

When you have a great thought about someone and you don’t share it with them, what good does it do them? If you think someone is beautiful, kind, generous, or helpful, and you don’t acknowledge how you’ve been touched, you withhold a reciprocating gift. Why hold on to a blessing when giving it makes everyone feel better? You can feel good thoughts until the cows come home but they won’t have a positive impact or bring any blessings if they stay in your head. You must voice your thoughts.

It’s as if some people feel it’s their birthright to be a critic and point out what’s not working. Ask yourself whether you want to build people up—or tear them down. Do you want to walk in the garden and see the gifts that abound, or do you want to walk in a barren desert devoid of the richness that nurtures life? It’s your choice as to how you perceive and talk about your world. How do you want your friends to feel after you leave? Do you think your presence makes them feel better or worse? Do you want to be known and remembered as a blessing, or a downer? Do you make positive deposits to your relationships, or do you withdraw the good? Are you a giver or a taker? By sharing a kind thought that costs you nothing you leave the world blessed.

Spiritual Contemplation: Find at least ten places where you can share a kind thought today. Notice how that feels.

Affirmation: I am aware of blessings filling my life!