It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Chapter 2, Page 1, Book 12

WONDERFUL Wednesday!

GOODNESS KNOWS

Goodness knows that sometimes the greatest thing in the world is a smile from a child.
So Goodness laughs a lot.

Goodness knows that it's easier to break a child than to mend one,

So Goodness handles with care.
Goodness knows that everyone deservers a second chance,
And sometimes a third and fourth chance, too.
Goodness knows that we all need friends in this world
So Goodness is determined to be friendly.
Goodness knows that only people count,
So Goodness never counts out people.
Goodness knows that life is sometimes lonely,
But we are never alone.
And when the sorrows of life are left unexplained, it's still not too much to bear,
For we can trust that Goodness knows.

Author Unknown

Doing good and being a do-gooder are two different things.  A do-gooder does good for the sake of fulfilling an image of what is right, whereas a person who does good for the sake of goodness itself is really doing what is right.

How do we define the word Good? We can say that was good food, it is good weather and that was a good report. We might say he did a good job or that was a good ways from here. Has any one ever told you go and have fun and be good? For some of us to have fun and be good cannot be put together. 

We have heard the expression, If it feels good, do it. We might equate good with looking good or feeling good or having goods. How much do we have to have to feel good?

What's wrong with feeling good about doing something good? Maybe we could spread the idea that helping and doing good feels good and perhaps more people might give it a whirl.

For goodness' sake, for the sake of the goodness of God in us and for the sake of all the good gifts we have received from God, let's continue, in the words of John Wesley, to do all the good we can, in all the places we can, to all the people we can. 


My goodness, it's great to be able to enjoy another wonderful day!  

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday everyone!

'On Ya'-ma



4 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I liked the opening quote about God being up all night. Made me smile since I'm a nightowl. That means I'm in good company. Prayer changes lives, no doubt about it. Have a wonderful day. It's going up to 50 today. I'm headed off to bed, so I can wake up in time to enjoy it. Take care.

jack69 said...

I have never put the three together, but you have done a great job of it:
Do-gooder, Goodness and Doing good. Great entry MA. Nice peaceful GOOD read.

Funny how 'Thank goodness' takes on a new ring, with the opening quote!

Kath said...

Today sure feels good to me too Ma.The Sun is shining here today and that alone makes me feel good.Let the good times roll another month past by,good old springtime is in sight..Have a good day Ma.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Coopy said...

BRAVA... another great post. The best part of doing good is knowing it's in complete anonomity most times from the public but can also include the public. Doing good... it should be a daily act of kindness. Hugs.