I read this poem, and before I knew who had written it, knew that somehow throughout my life I was already living the way it suggested.. so here it is
Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can
I guess in this I was subconsciously guided by my own mother, living this way also before me.
I never heard her say a bad word about anyone, never gossiped or did wrong to anyone and always had a smile for everyone and tried to see the best in everyone.. so I guess she too was already living her life like these words from over 2 hundred years ago.
John Wesley tried to make his little bit of time on earth meaningful, and he and his brother travelled far and wide trying to bring home to people that there is always hope, that life is not so dreadful that it is a waste of time.. that with love and prayers, it can become bearable, by doing all the good you can however little, means that it benefits both you and the person receiving it... This has to be such a true thing.. if you are feeling down, just try and do something nice for someone else, and you really will dispel that mood quickly... becoming involved in doing good for others just does not leave enough time to be sad and despairing..
All Mothers are special, but of course your own one is most special to you..
My darling Mother died over ten years ago, but there isn't a day when I don't think of her or her advice over the years which helped me become the person that I am... To all the Mothers in the world, birth mothers and adoptive mothers..
God Bless You all and help you with the greatest job in the world, raising children!