“I have called you friends . . .” (John 15:15)
A friend wrote me the other day and told me that I sure do seem to have a lot of good days in my life. This friend wanted to know what is the difference between having a good day and having a bad day. I thought about it a long time and I think that I finally figured it out. The difference is about 15 minutes.
Think about it. Just how long does it take to really live the way that God always meant for you to live? How long does it take to say, “I love you God. Thank you for my life”? How long does it take to say a little prayer for someone you care about? How long does it take to tell a friend, “You are looking good today”? How long does it take to stop your child in the hallway and give them a hug? How long does it take to bend down and smell a flower as you walk down the street? How long does it take to scratch your cat’s chin or pet your dog’s head? How long does it take to share a warm smile and a heartfelt “thank you” with a cashier in a store? How long does it take to compliment a loved one, to share a laugh with a friend, and to think a joyous, optimistic thought? You can do all of these things and even more in just 15 minutes a day.
Is 15 minutes a day too long to turn your life around? Is 15 minutes a day too long to live a life full of love, joy, and oneness with God? Is 15 minutes a day too long to make this world a better and more Heavenly place? If you want to be doing good in your life then spend that 15 minutes a day “truly” doing some good in your life. If you want to be doing even better try 20, 30, or 60 minutes a day. If you do you will see how the power of your love can change the world moment by precious moment. If you do you will feel the love of God inside you and hear the laughter of angels surrounding you as you bless the world with your life. Who could ask any more for just 15 minutes a day?