Open Your Heart

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I’ve done some pretty seemingly crazy things ….spontaneously…without using my brain …only my heart. I’m sure we all have…. Like the time I gave a homeless lady the shoes I was wearing …on my way to lunch with friends. I felt crazy …afterwards …walking into the shoe store barefooted. Noone was there to see that good deed… I got no prize. In fact, the new shoes I purchased to replace the ones I gave away were cheap and ugly and the only walking shoes I had for a decade there after. And that cold, homeless lady snapped at me and made me cry. …which made my toddler daughter in the back seat of my car cry too. haha! Where I’m going with this is: Our faithful daddy in heaven sees all our good deeds and He promises that when we give, we will be given to — “in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over: ~Luke 6:38. This is also true for the LOVE we give others. I believe the love we give …even if it isn’t received the way we wish it would be at the time… will come back to us. So… don’t give up on people. …and give God the glory for your victories. That’s what this whole life thing is about. I love this quote for today: “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert Heinlein

So…. Open the door to your hearts, friends. ….or at least wear your heart well…like the welcome basket that hangs on my friend Meg’s door in the picture above.
xoxo

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~angie

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About angietillman

Free spirited southern gal... owner of a gourmet pickle company in Athens, GA. www.phickles.com Wife and mother of 3... I love writing, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and enlightening books & conversations. Finding my purpose little by little every day... Hoping to leave a legacy of love & grace by a full circle kinda life. "Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you." ~Maya Angelou
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