The Good You Have Done

Steven Charleston is a Native American elder (Choctaw), author, and retired Episcopal bishop. This is re-posted from his Facebook page.

You have done more good than you know. I want to mention that because I think that fact can get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of everything else going on these days. You may know a handful of the times when you did something that helped others or influenced them in a positive way. But for every one of those memories there are a dozen others you never really even noticed. Your words silently changed someone’s mind. Your example inspired a child who was just there watching. Your contribution tipped the scales and altered the path of another person’s life. You will never realize how many people you have blessed. There are too many to count. You have done more good in this life than you will ever know.

For reflection in solitude or in the company of others: What feelings do the bishop’s words stir in you?

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