Today I’m joining in with the bunch at Five Minute Friday, where the prompt of the day is share.
Since we were little we learned that it is good to share.
As a mom of two sons and eventually a teacher’s aide, I often taught the art of sharing.
But as an adult, I now realize that there are some things that we do not want to share.
Nasty cold germs.
Financial problems due to poor decisions or lack of self-control.
A life’s worth of clutter for others to clean up after I die.
Days filled with too much complaining.
Constant words of criticism.
These are just a few of the things we should keep to ourselves (or in many cases, get help or change!).
But there are many positive things we want to share with those we find around us.
A cheery or encouraging word.
A message of hope.
Special and thoughtful gifts (big or small).
Sincere empathy, thoughts and prayers.
A helping hand.
Even a loving but gentle rebuke (spoken in love to someone to which we have become close and earned the right).
A listening ear or a shoulder to cry on.
It may cost us something, but often it doesn’t have to.
But we will gain far more than we give.
So let’s share the good things.
Let’s bless another, and in turn, be blessed.
These are the things we want to share.
Do you have any suggestions to add to my list? This is just a start.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!