Portions of life

“The best portion of a good man’s life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”

~ William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet

“The surest cure for loneliness, the quickest way to happiness, is found in this, a simple creed: Go serve someone in greater need.”

~ William A. Ward

Create many small unremembered memories based on acts of kindness and love instead of big remembered memories that are void of love and kindness, and you’ll live a life worth remembering. One thing you can do is to “Whine Less and Give More.” The more I talk about my problems and focus on them, the worse they seem — and the worse I feel.  I’ve discovered when I feel bad about my life, I go do something for someone else. Then I feel better. It’s amazing how that works — even if it’s not every time. Go do something nice for yourself by doing something nice for someone today!

Life Blooming in Beauty

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

10 responses to “Portions of life

  1. “Go do something nice for yourself by doing something nice for someone today!” Partners make this so convenient as we sail the “partner”ship together: anchor, rudder and harbour in one.

  2. So true….do you know Shantideva’s Prayer?….to go out and offer whatever we might have to others…a kind word, a smile…a helping hand….anything…
    The “prayer” or aspiration is so lovely…here’s a link to it…it doesn’t matter what background one comes from…it’s lovely. http://reflectionsfromafriend.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/4162012-so-long-as-space-remains/

    • PP – Thanks so much for sharing Shantideva’s Prayer. I’m sure those who read it will be better for it. You did something nice for all of us who read the prayer…Thanks!

  3. Hi California Kid, Thanks for prompting me to stop by your blog. I love the words you put with my pictures! Tim :0)

  4. Nothing feels better than being kind to someone. Blessings

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