It’s now Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Here in Sydney the weather is perfect …the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day. This morning, as I focus on the many things that I am grateful for, my mind is filled with a fresh sense of positivity, hope, and optimism for the day and the season ahead. I’ve decided that this summer I will make it my priority to focus on the good – my health, my body, my mind and spirit will only be better for it. This will be a season where mindfulness and gratitude will go hand in hand.
One of the greatest keys to our happiness is to be grateful. Will Arnett, a Canadian actor, said it like this…
“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.”
Give away your life - you’ll find life given back
Jesus described the importance of making mindful decisions to determine positive life outcomes:
“Don’t judge people, jump on their failures, criticise their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.” Luke 6:37-38
‘International Day of Disabled Persons 2022’
Yesterday, Saturday 3rd December was the ‘International Day of Disabled Persons 2022’. At Project Help India my team celebrated with cake, presents, singing and dancing. We are thankful for the 14 kids who attend classes five days a week. We are thankful for their unique gifts and beautiful personalities. These kids make our lives richer …it is indeed a privilege to help and care for them, to learn alongside them and be inspired by their courage, their determination and resilience in the face of incredible challenge and daily adversity.
I'm incredibly grateful for the many people whose kindness and generosity makes it possible for us to fund our Disability Centre. This week we used some of your funding to buy each of our students a warm jumper …it’s starting to get cold in India and these kids are growing fast – they need new clothes for Winter. The kids were delighted!
Thank you also to our Project Help team and Disability Centre teachers who also made this possible.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May this new season for you be filled with gratitude and happiness.
PS. It was Doris Day who said “Gratitude is riches, complaint is poverty.”