As a young man, I read a story about a former servant of the Queen (probably of Queen Victoria) who was found by a Care Worker, near death. Bedridden, she was living in poverty. The Care Worker looked up above the former-servant's bedstead at a beautiful framed document. He asked what the document was.
"Oh," she said, "That was given to me by the Queen when I retired. It's beautiful, isn't it?"
Shocked, the Care Worker asked the former servant if she knew what it said.
"No, Dear, I can't read."
Gently, the Care Worker explained that the document was a Royal Gift to this loyal ex-servant, granting her a home and a servant of her own until her time came to pass on.
The story had a happy ending... and I wish I could find it again. I read that over 35 years ago but it has always stayed with me.
The ex-servant had many blessings 'waiting for collection'. Those benefits remained inert until she took action – or, in this case, someone else took action on her behalf.
In the weeks and months ahead, we are all going to need help, and we are all, wherever possible going to need to be a help to someone else.
There is a lot of talk about 'Social-Isolation'. I think this is a very poorly constructed phrase. We are talking about 'Physical-Isolation' and not 'Social Isolation'. We now live in a 'connected' world. There is no reason for any of us with Internet access to be socially isolated.
Moodscope is a community that is largely virtual – online – accessible. We have some of the best engagement with posts that I've ever seen. Now is the time to increase our online engagement. Let's talk!
And to conclude the story – I believe there are resources we don't yet know about. The collective 'Intelligence' of our community will be able to source all manner of blessings and benefits that we can claim. Here is a great place to share, "Hey, did you know...?"
For example, I'm really enjoying the input each day from our friends at 'Action for Happiness'.
What encouraging resources are you discovering? Do tell us!
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