Mike Benson publishes KneEmail, an ezine that picks up articles from all over. Today’s offering, “New,” was from an elder at Kensington Woods in Hattiesburg MS. Here’s part of it:
THERE IS A certain convict that I have been corresponding with for several years down in Texas that recently got a “new” typewriter…
He had completely worn out the old one.
It was not very easy to correct his errors on the old machine and the letters he would type were full of typos most of the time. I was taken back by the cost of the new one…$110…quite a price to pay for anything in prison, and it was very elevating to my own soul to hear how joyful he was at being able to buy it.
I wrote him a letter and told him that every once in a while all of us need a little new in our lives.
Makes me wonder…
Why don’t we sweep out the old grudges from our lives, rip the pages of regret out of our life book, focus on how much good God has done for us, plant a seed of hopefulness in our neighbors, write a special memory on the wall paper of someone’s heart? Replace the fears of tomorrow with the good we can do today. Make a difference where we stand. Do the little things that matter. Hope more, love more, find new ways to serve, get out of ourselves and into the lives of others.
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