Happiness, Gratitude & Compassion

Happiness, Gratitude & Compassion

We all have times when the world goes South on us, when nothing goes right, when in fact it seems like we are a bad luck charm for anyone we know or care about.  Life is hard and the world can be incredibly cruel.  We all lose people close to us well before their time and there is nothing harder than watching those you love cut down before their time.  We cannot stop or prevent this, we can only make the best of the time we have.  As cliché as it is, remember to tell those you love you care, do what you can for people when you can, you may not have the time to wait.  There is a great line in a Grateful Dead song, “no time hate, barely time to wait.”  Good advice from Jerry and the boys.  Be grateful for everything you have and don’t spend time wanting for what you don’t. 

Be compassionate and help if you can my friends, touch people when and where you are, there may be nothing more important.  Have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Below is a touching story of people being kind to other people caught in bad times.  

My grandmother is passing soon with cancer. I visited her the other day and she was telling me about how she really wanted soup, but not hospital soup because she said it tasted “awful” she went on about how she really would like some clam chowder from Panera. Unfortunately Panera only sells clam chowder on Friday. I called the manager Sue and told them the situation. I wasn’t looking for anything special just a bowl of clam chowder. Without hesitation she said absolutely she would make her some clam chowder. When I went to pick it up they wound up giving me a box of cookies as well. Its not that big of a deal to most, but to my grandma it meant a lot. I really want to thank Sue and the rest of the staff from Panera in Nashua NH just for making my grandmother happy. Thank you so much!

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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