All we do begins with a thought.
The gift of thought raises the human condition above the animal kingdom.
Without the ability to think, we would react as all animals do — with instinct.
With the freedom to choose, we are able to be the Captain of our own destiny.
Although able to choose, the question remains,
Able and Willing are two entirely different concepts. The first is an inherent gift. The second is, literally, a moment to moment decision. Often, the next step is taken with furrowed brow and gritted teeth. By sheer determination and courageous will, action follows thought.
In other words, the ability to think and talk must be followed by the willingness to wink and walk. Thought without action is simply a fleeting fantasy of imagination.
The bridge between thought and action is a plan — a blueprint — if you will. Great plans result in great results.
If you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.
A certain amount of brick-and-mortar is necessary for a comfortable life. Food, clothing, and shelter are the basics to survive. What is required, if we want to thrive?
The surprising answer is not something we accumulate for our own comfort. Yet, we benefit the most by giving them to another: Loyalty and Kindness.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
Write them deep within your heart.
We must choose to believe in the merit of these two words and all they can produce. Constant in our thoughts, they are of value only when practiced. Knowing and Doing are as different as Able and Willing. Education and Experience are required to draft the next great plan of action.
If you search for good, you will find favor.
Mother Nature abhors a vacuum. The only way to displace the unpleasant is to fill the vessel with goodness. That requires a conscious thought, a plan of action — and, a commitment to do so.
Your kindness will reward you.
As the uncertainty of current events swirls around us in a torrent of conditions beyond our control, let’s focus on the jewels around our neck and the journals of our heart.
Two words can be a constant reminder of our life’s purpose: Loyalty and Kindness.
Let’s plan to do good!