Charles Dickens said, “do all the good you can, and make as little fuss as possible.”

My sister and I both have several eye conditions which will eventually cause us to lose most of our eyesight. Recently, we spent several days together in which she taught me a new quilting technique. Of course, we chatted away, read each others minds, finished each others sentences, and laughed as only sisters can! We solved the world’s problems, one-upped each other about our “perfect” grandchildren, and chuckled at our family’s foibles while our busy arthritic fingers designed pieces of a quilt.

What was unique about this particular pattern is that it is based on the values of light and dark which lead us to talking about our failing eyesight. That lead to sharing the crazy happenings of getting older and how we should really savor our senior years. We decided that the number one priority is to “do all the good we can” in the years we have left!

For both of us, this includes quilting, gardening, and making memories with our grandchildren. And I definitely have a few more books in me to write! We also agreed that these pursuits are not for monetary gain, or for just keeping busy, but for the pure joy of creating and gifting others.

May your love for others and an appreciation of your giving overflow and be contagious!

Which talent gives you abundant joy and you can’t help but share it?

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking.

! Corinthians 13:1,4,5

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