Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve been feeling stretched pretty thin lately. I don’t know if it’s the hustle of the school year and schedules starting again, or my own personal schedule and goals, but it just doesn’t seem like I have enough time to get things done during the day. And while I admittedly try to cram as much into a day as possible and often feel this way, it seems more busy than usual lately. I get to the end of a day and feel like I’ve been through a whirlwind of activity. Like I haven’t had any moments where I’ve been able to stop and breathe and gather my courage for the road I’m walking. And with the impending launch of this website and community, and all the thoughts of “goodness” swirling around in my brain, I started to feel guilty because I just didn’t feel very…good. And how can I multiply goodness if I don’t have space to feel goodness in my life?
Then, I came across this quote:
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil
of appreciation for goodness.
– Dalai Lama
This idea gives me so much hope. Goodness, like a seed, can be cultivated. It has roots. It can grow. But like any plant, the roots of goodness need good soil to thrive in, and that comes from appreciation. Gratitude for the multitude of things God has blessed me with.
I love knowing that I can do something about the way I’ve been feeling. I can stop, breathe, and feel appreciation for the goodness in my life. Then, watch as that goodness takes root and multiplies.
What are you feeling appreciation for today? How do you feel goodness in your life? Join the discussion in the comments below.