Your (no so daily anymore) Positive Vibes:
“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
John 19: 25 – 27
Jesus hung from a cross in unimaginable pain only minutes from his death. Yet he wasn’t thinking about himself. He was thinking about his friends and family and their pain.
I use His example every time I’m going through a rough time and I find that in helping others I start to feel better. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not comparing anything I’ve ever gone through to a crucifixion. Still, I think the selfless love of Jesus Christ doesn’t just help those we love. It helps us too. Perhaps selfless love can actually help one’s self, which goes against the very definition of the word. In helping others we help ourselves. We take our mind off our own pain and in doing so we can make it through our pain to the other side.
Give it a try. Next time you’re having a rough day, the next time you’re in pain or the next time you’re in the middle of an all out suckfest, go tell someone how much you love them and see if you can help them through the suckfest they’re facing. I bet it helps you both.
I hope your Tuesday is full of Positive Vibes.