One day, a professor entered his classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin. As usual, the professor handed out the exams with the text facing down. Once he handed them all out, he asked the students to turn over the papers. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions–just a black dot in the center of the paper.
The professor, seeing the expression on everyone’s faces, told them the following “I want you to write about what you see there.” The students, confused, got started on the inexplicable task. At the end of the class, the professor took all the exams, and started reading each one of them out loud in front of the students. All of them, with no exception, defined the black dot, trying to explain its position in the center of the…
Spring births new life and renews our joy in the beauty it provides.
Let’s face it…we get caught up in our day-to-day routine and we take things for granted. Some of the little things that are at our fingertips aren’t as easily accessible for others. We need to appreciate what we have in life and give thanks.
Take time to appreciate what you have in your life. Do something to give back…sort of “Pay it Forward” concept.
You might already be doing some of these, and if you have any other suggestions please add a comment below.
Volunteer at your church, food bank, senior center or someplace you feel comfortable performing a service. You will make new connections and you never know what you might learn along the way.
Go through your closet and donate to Goodwill or some other organization. I know I constantly need to revisit my closet to donate items I no longer need.
Make a donation to a special charity or a fund-raiser. Intentions to do this are good, but it is easy to put it off; then it slips off your radar as something to do.
Express your gratitude to everyone who assists you in some fashion. “Thank you” goes a long way. Two words can change an attitude or make someone’s day.
Encourage a young person to dream big. Everyone needs encouragement to dare to reach for the stars. They could change the world if they achieve their dream.
Listen to others and what they have to say. Don’t worry about talking, truly listen to what the other person is saying.
Organize a food drive to collect food for your local food bank. See how much food you can collect to feed those in need.
Pray for those who are in need of prayer; include everyone. God bless the world!
When you open your heart you are allowing more abundance to flow back to you.
It has been an adventure in learning about taking photos, connecting with other Bloggers, being inspired viewing other’s photos (there are so many incredible, amazing photos everyone shared), increasing creativity and being disciplined to post assignments pretty much every day.
Thank you to everyone for your support along the way, it was very much appreciated.