A Good Habit

I recently read a book about how our habits, spiritual and secular, influence us often unconsciously. In this quote, G. Wilkinson (1833-1907) a Bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Church, explains how to develop a the good habit of sympathy..

“Ask Him to increase your powers of sympathy; to give you more quickness and depth of sympathy, in little things as well as great. Opportunities of doing a kindness may bring sunshine into the whole day of some sick person. Think of the pleasure you might give to someone who is shut in, and has fewer pleasures than you have, by sharing with her some little comfort or enjoyment that you have learnt to look upon as a necessary of life, –the pleasant drive, the new book, flowers from the country, etc. Try to put yourself in another’s place. Ask ‘What should I like myself, if I were hardworked, or sick, or lonely?’ Cultivate the habit of sympathy.”

For more about our habits see:

The Habit of Honesty

Service — A Blessed Habit

The Helpfulness Habit

New Month – No Theme

Wow, it is hard to believe that it is already November. This month, the writers will delve into any topic they desire with no theme.

As we are nearing the end of the year, it is hard to believe that our lives have son significantly changed since March.

What changes have you gone through, what new or relived ideals are now a part of your life?

I realized that my life focus was totally skewed from where it needed to be.

What are your thoughts? Let me know, I am interested.

God Loves You And So Do I

Michele