One of my favorite memories during this time of year involves singing Christmas carols. I recall, as a child, going with my church to different nursing homes, roaming the hallways as a group in melodious harmony. As we passed the residents and staff, making random eye contact with them and offering smiles, I observed many faces aglow in moments of contentment.
In this new year, what are some small acts that you can continue or start doing which may make a great difference–whether here or outside these walls? What can you do to bring yourself and/or others contentment? Remember, it is sometimes the smallest acts that can bring the biggest differences.
Let us pray:
As You bring us contentment on a daily basis, encourage us to act and speak in ways that offer contentment to those around us. Bless us and help us to be a blessing in this upcoming New Year.
In Your name I pray,