Do good as a horse runs

06/19/2012

“You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.” ~Meister Eckhart

We ought to do good to others
as simply and as naturally
as a horse runs,
or a bee makes honey,
or a vine bears grapes

season after season 
without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
~M Aurelius

Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can.
In all the ways you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.
~John Wesley

25 responses to Do good as a horse runs

  1. 

    As always…sharing your sunshine with us, and reminding us to share ours:) Thank you!

  2. 

    I have nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award…http://makebelieveboutique.com/2012/06/19/2842/
    Enjoy!

  3. 

    A genuine smile, coupled with eye contact and an open heart full of love … is a most powerful means to convey God’s love to most anyone we come across throughout any day. We can’t see most of the effects, but people’s days are literally changed by such things … and the ripples just go out, and out.

  4. 
    LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words 06/19/2012 at 11:05 pm

    I know that suit well LOLs..
    I had to step out of it a few years
    now I will put it back on…
    Great Post …made me smile ….
    Take Care..
    )0(
    maryrose

    • 

      😀 Ah yes… the ‘suit’. Having had the practice of smiling for customers, I now can easily smile for servers or cashiers, even when tired or frustrated. Gotta love those ripples…
      Thanks Maryrose! Hugs, Gina

  5. 

    Thanks 🙂 I feel so many of your smiles and much of your kindness while reading your post. You have made my day better 🙂

  6. 

    What a lovely post! Today I am going to try to put on that suit and be kinder than I feel. Thank you x

  7. 

    Hi, my friend. Your posts brighten my day as surely as the sun. Thank you for all you bring to my life!

    Russ

  8. 

    Some wonderful messages here. 🙂 love button.

  9. 
    jolynproject 06/25/2012 at 7:07 pm

    As someone who has worked in the retail industry for years, I have true empathy for cashiers, clerks, waitresses, waiters, etc. I try to be as patient as I can be and as happy as I can be. I’m not always perfect in this feat but I always try to make that effort because I know how much it can mean after a long day or after a rude customer just to receive some kindness. Thanks for this wonderful post. I will definitely share that poem around.

    • 

      Yes I feel it is especially important to offer extra kindness if we happen to be in line after a rude one. A big smile and a genuinely asked, “How are you, you Ok? That person’s gone now and I’ve got nothing but time so we’re good” It can really turn someone’s day around. I’ve seen it happen, watched a slow smile spread across a harried worker as their shoulders relax and their whole body softens. To hear them quietly say, Thank you, and to see how much they mean it, melts my heart. Thanks again Jolyn, as always for your kind comments.

  10. 

    Smiles are so much fun because 90% of the world thinks you’re up to something. lol

  11. 

    😆 Huge laughing smile…for you and for this.

  12. 

    My dear Gina, thank you for this beautiful post. Yes, indeed how very good it is to run unrestrained like the horses of the fields. Unrestrained in goodness, kindness and light. And that, my dear you were born to do. I have heaps to catch up. I will be back. Many hugs, Sharon

    • 

      Hello dear one, shining light. Thank you for your visit during your busy summer off from the computer (for the most part) enjoying your beautiful family. I look forward to your return, anytime. Hugs to you, Gina