Tuesday, April 19, 2005
If we were all gathered together at this moment, I would pass this plate among us.
"Take a shell," I'd offer, "Gift yourself."
Some of you might be hesitant and protest, "But, these are precious. I can see that these shells are from distant lands and carry memories. You are too gracious. I cannot take something of such value."
My reply would be gentle, "Dearest sister, these small tokens have little value compared to the gifts you give me and others. It is through your kindness, your acceptance, that the great gifts are given."
I hope then your hand would be willing to reach for that small shell...
*Please, take a moment and gift yourself today. Tell yourself how valued you are.*