Thought for today:
"Life's treasure chest is filled with personal assets that perform greater goodness than gold and coin ever could; assets like good character, love, patience, consideration, compassion, generosity and a belief in others. Your treasure chest was never meant to stay locked in dungeons deep while grief or the lack of opportunity to help others mourned its passing up above. Save not your assets lest the day arrives when you open the chest and find it empty with no longer presents to bestow.
Spread your wealth far and wide as soon as it comes into your possession and your friendship even wider and you will never want for lack of company or the love and kind thoughts of another.
It takes a boldness of spirit to give away all that one possesses, especially when the recipient may not be fully deserving, but it is only through the act of freely giving can one truly become the good person that our Maker meant us to be. It takes a greater boldness, however, to open our heart to all, our house to the stranger, our conscience to scrutiny and our soul to our God.
So, be generous in spirit, open in heart and you will never walk this world alone or cast lasting fortune to one side whenever it comes your way." William Forde: April 24th, 2017.