Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Power of "We"

Please remain as you were.  I will be brief.

Mother Theresa once said, “What could I have done without my Sisters?”

The world’s greatest humanitarian recognized
the importance of honoring those who served along-side her. 

Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, "Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you.

Many other leaders, gurus and speakers tell us this idea.  I’m just adding my voice.

“WE” is powerful. 

That is all I have to say for today.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We Often Neglect Small Things

When I was seven I was at a baseball game, hanging out around the concession stands when my neighbor, Mr. Lambert, called me over. 

He said, “Mike, come here.  I want to give you
something.”

He then reached into his pocket and handed me a shiny fifty-cent piece. 

Mr. Lambert then said, “Here, I want you to have this.”  He handed it to me, smiled and walked away.

I thought I had won the lottery.  For one moment in time Mr. Lambert recognized me.

It was a small thing.  The fifty cents hardly made a dent in his income stream, but to this seven-year-old, it was a large moment.  The money lasted about ten minutes.  The memory, almost sixty years now.

Mother Theresa tells a story of offering to clean an old man’s house for him.  After many refusals, he finally agreed.  During the cleaning, she discovered an old and lovely lamp covered in dust.  She asked if he ever lighted the lamp. 

He answered, “No.  No one comes to see me.  I have no need to light it.  Who would I light it for?”
She asked, “Would you light it every night if the sisters came?”
He replied, “Of course.”
From that day on the sisters committed themselves to visiting him every evening.  They cleaned the lamp, and would light it every evening.
Two years passed.  Mother Teresa had completely forgotten that man when he sent a message to her: “Tell my friend that the light she lit in my life continues to shine still.”
She says, “I thought it was a very small thing.  We often neglect small things.”
~In the Heart of the World – Mother Teresa

You see, sometimes we light a light in someone’s life that never goes out.

What a small act.

What a large impression.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Can You See the Invisible

Some people have the magical power of seeing the invisible.  Amazing but true. 

Here’s the thing … Only those who can see the invisible can accomplish the
impossible. 

Got it?

We see the impossible become visible every day it seems.  New gadgets, new inventions, new thoughts, new books and songs.  One year ago, one decade ago, these creations only existed in the eye of the creator.  And today we see the reality of their invisible thoughts and ideas.

What can you see today that I’ll see tomorrow?

Bring it on!


Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration
One Word at a Time


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Liberty and Responsibility

In New York Harbor stands a lady – Lady Liberty – the Statue of Liberty. 

On the west coast – at a yet unknown
location, will stand the Statue of Responsibility.  How fitting it will be to have these two bookend monuments. 

For what is liberty without responsibility? 

Victor Frankl first promoted this idea of a Statue of Responsibility in his book Man’s Search for Meaning.  He was a
Holocaust survivor.  And a man I much admire and follow on Facebook is the creator of this Statue of Responsibility – Gary Lee Price. 

The picture says it clearly – one hand reaching down to lift another fellow human being. 

John Kennedy captured this so very well:

 


Can we have liberty without responsibility? 


Offering Hope
Encouragement
Inspiration
One Word at a Time