We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor. Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly.
-- Clement of Alexandria (150?-220?)
A lightbulb box ...
becomes a Christmas gift box for a necklace or chocolates.
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.
-- Mother Teresa
A sturdy box received from a local bakery with chocolates ...
gets a makeover;
and becomes a gift box for candles.
I hope your day begins with sunshine.
And ends with a heart full of blessings.
An Inspirational Poem
By Author Unknown
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
Best wishes today and always, Tammy