Live Life With an Echo

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness. ” -Unknown

One of my favorite things to do is write and one of the things I have not been doing is writing. Please know it’s not because I don’t want to. I am not intentionally ignoring my faithful band of readers.  I miss my daily blogging. This just has not been a season for me to write on many topics other than my thesis (which I complete in December…I can’t wait!).

So as early as this sounds, I’m sending my Thanksgiving message today. A message for the entire month. Life is an echo.

In a season where we are called to be thankful, wouldn’t we be considerably blessed if we chose to daily live life as an echo? Whatever is sent out is what comes back. Whatever we give, we receive. Whatever we do returns in various shapes and forms of blessings.

My son cleaned the basement toy room last night and his room without being asked. Let me add that doing two big chores in a row without being asked has never occurred before during his nine years on this earth. I was out for coffee with my sister and found a note from Jordan when I returned, “No need to thank me. I love you. Yours only, Jordan. P.S. No money. I’m serious.” Giving without expecting. I was surprisingly impressed.

At breakfast this morning Jordan beamed at his efforts. Giving me a huge hug as I praised his work he sneaked in a casual comment about how he wouldn’t mind if I decided to give him “a little raise.” Honesty should be applauded, too, I guess!

Today I’m thankful for my snippet of time to write. I’m thankful for my son who did extra chores (sort of without expecting anything in return). Mostly I’m thankful for the generous echos many people share with me and my family. In return I hope to echo back through giving.


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