Earlier today, I needed to write notes, so I looked for a box of note cards my daughter gave me. I opened the floral note card box and there was a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”
Then I read some more, about the cards. It said the box is a “reusable memento box” and there was a trademark sign. The note cards and keepsake box are “80% reusable consumer fibers. Fabrique en les Etats-Unis. Mudlark Bolingbrook, Illinois.”
So now, with my grown children trying to do what they can to help this world, I want to be more careful to help them help, to buy papers and other products that help save the good. Isn’t it humbling, when our children do good things, when we discover we are following in our children’s footsteps?
Sometimes, through God’s grace, and many children’s heroic hearts, we can look at life and see that somehow Love got through, to so many of our children. There are children who echo that love through time and space and creation, every single day.
God bless the younger ones, the ones who are working there, tending innocence, as best they can, in a world so often at war. The younger ones, those who are doing good things, are the friendly echoes of God’s good and original design.
These younger ones enrich our hearts, much more than we deserve. It’s good to say thank you to them, as much as we can, every single day. They are like glimpses of Paradise, regaining.
It’s a privilege to watch the younger ones soar, so far above us. We older ones must give room to the younger ones. As best we can, we guard their hearts with our prayers, as we watch them fly ! Magnificent!
- Childrens Innocence (dawnboly.wordpress.com)
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- Lasting Till Payday #12: Reusing Christmas Cards (shinypigeon.wordpress.com)
- Starbucks Introduces Reusable Cup That Sells for a Buck (treehugger.com)