Another New Motto.
By Susan Gahan
People always tell me thank you so much. I don't know how I could ever repay you. Payment is not an option for me because it came from my heart, and you know my first motto is to do the right thing. My new one is payment is not necessary, but prayers would be appreciated. As I'm sitting here after all the presents are opened, and it's another Christmas that is over, I think about how many people need presents. I personally don't need anything. God provides all. It is a learning curve for me to rely on him totally, but that's what I need to do every day. It's a new thing and not an easy thing, but I'm learning. Could we not use a prayer or two in place of a present? Our greatest gift was Jesus. Something that you cannot wrap or put a bow on. Someone who can and is willing to answer our prayers.
I have heard many people say that we all have a gift from God. After all this time (and many years), I am finally figuring out my gift. I'm a giver. I do not want one thing in exchange, but I would take a prayer or two. It warms my heart to help someone or give someone something. I have learned that very few things mean anything to me. I can live without a lot of things. But one thing I cannot live without is Jesus. Many people say, "Jesus is the reason for the season." Jesus is the reason for everything. I don't know what I would do without him. I can tell you that I know what I was like before I had him in my heart. I am so happy being a giver. I am thankful that I have something to give. It doesn't have to be money, and it doesn't have to be a gift. Give someone an ear to listen to their issues and problems. It could be a shoulder for them to cry on. It could be a hug, and if any of you know me well, I am not a hugger. But I'm learning. It could be a text message or a phone call, or a card in the mail. Just reminding someone that they are special. Let me tell you something: a prayer will suffice for me any day. I can always use one or two 😊
Happy New Year, everyone!
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