What Happened Today
Written by Joseph J. Mazzella
The television news droned on, broadcasting the news of the day. It was full of bad news, so, finally, I decided to turn the set off. It wasn’t that I couldn’t handle the news; it was just that I knew all that was being left out. I knew what else happened today.
Light in a messenger’s
eyes brings joy to the
heart, and good news
gives health to the bones.
~ Proverbs 15:30
|Today, a mother held her newborn baby in her arms for the first time and felt her heart open with a love she never knew she had. Mothers and fathers played with their children, hugged them tight, and kissed them goodnight when they tucked them into bed. Today, animals were petted, fed, and cared for by loving owners, and a child learned how to be kind when she saw her mom hold a door open for an elderly person.|
Today, wise words were spoken and minds were opened in a million classrooms across the world. Clothes, food, and money were collected to be shared with the poor and hungry. The sick were cared for, the disabled were helped, and the crying were comforted by so many caring souls. Today, smiles were shared and kind acts were performed with no thought of reward. Songs were sung, sweet words were said, and laughter was heard. Adult children gathered around their parent’s deathbed to hold a hand, share their love, and give a kiss one last time.
Today, someone finally realized just how much God loves them. Today, a million prayers went up to Heaven on the wings of faith and a million thank-yous were said to God with hearts full of love. Today, this world was made better by the good we did, the kindness we shared, and the love we gave to others. Today, all the angels of Heaven joyfully smiled as they watched us strive to love one another, to help each other, and to live as God’s children here on Earth.
That is what happened today. That is what happens every day of our lives here on Earth. Don’t let the bad news of the world bring you down, because its hate and darkness can never stand against our love and light.
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