The good we do never dies.
It lives on forever – in other people,
in other places and in other times.
~ Matthew Kelly
I happened to see this quote the other day and felt like it was a great reminder especially on a Sunday morning. Because goodness causes a ripple effect and we never quite know how far the ripple will reach. Hopefully it will reach beyond the grave and we shall be remembered for our kindness and love.
That is the legacy I choose to live, having learned from those who have shown their goodness to me over and over. It is not in the money that we make or spend, but in the time we spend, the memories we make and those priceless precious moments of truth, of goodness and of caring that last a lifetime in the hearts and minds of those with whom we come into contact.
There doesn’t need to be grandiose offerings, but instead small goodnesses add up to be more powerful in the end. The daily love, caring, listening, and kindnesses far outweigh the every once in awhile big show.
It is in the simple love that we thrive, we grow and we blossom.