I was reading a book the other day, just a fiction book. And a Christmas fiction book at that. I’m a sucker for those. Normally they are just light and fluffy feel-good little books, but this one truly spoke to me.
This is what I read: “My momma always said, find what breaks your heart and get busy.”
It just knocked me for a loop, that one sentence. Lots of people volunteer, especially at this time of year. Fifty-eleven causes present themselves. Most of them worth while and honorable. I always have a bit of a meltdown wondering where to spend my time and my pennies. Not only at Christmas but all the time. This one simple thought, “find what breaks your heart and get busy…” gave me immediate direction.
I’ve been asking myself the question…what breaks my heart? I’ve come up with a few things…
~The end of life, for a patient and their family, such a vulnerable time. A time when a simple kindness can mean so much.
~Homeless animals. Helpless creatures that have no means of staying warm or keeping their tummy’s full.
~Elderly people…sometimes forgotten and neglected but still with so much to give.
These are some things that truly break my heart. I already volunteer in one of the areas and I’m prayerfully considering how to give something of myself to the other two.
I was just wondering…do you do any volunteer work? Is it in an area that breaks your heart?
Tis the season…
ps…turns out this book had a lot more depth than I ever expected. I would HIGHLY recommend it: The Christmas Promise