This post was written for Five Minute Friday.
Word prompt--HELP
Five minutes to free write about it.

To the left is a beautiful sentiment someone posted on Facebook that caught my eye. It seems right in line with this week's FMF word prompt.

One of the things that gives me the most joy is to be able to make someone happy by helping them in some way. In fact, seeing their happiness probably makes me feel even happier than they are. I think that's why Acts 20:35b says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." 


  1. I love to be a help to others, I love to help when they don't expect or ask. Doing things out of the love to help others is an amazing feeling.

  2. This is a wonderful quote, and I never thought of it this way!!

  3. Can't say that I improved things,
    or helped their hearts run free,
    or even that their dreams grew wings
    in part because of me.
    Can't say I made a difference
    or that it was worthwhile;
    even with the best intents
    t'warn't substance, only style.
    Can't say the world will know I'm gone,
    or care that I did live;
    looking back how life went on,
    I wish I'd more to give,
    but I think I did my best;
    down pencil, and give God the test.

  4. That was an excellent post, visiting from #25 today.

  5. ...but much better when others are happy because of you.


  6. You always bless me with your encouragement, Sandra. Thank you for these beautiful words, too! Karen (FMF #4)

  7. Definitely, yes and amen.
    I am most happy when I am serving. This COVID has curtailed that somewhat but it's interesting how the Lord replaces one kind of service for another. Grateful.

  8. A wonderful sentiment from Pope Francis. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you also for your comment on my mission post. I had someone else ask me about the statue. It is Our Lady of Guadalupe and you can read about her here.


  9. What a beautiful quote you shared! May we all find joy each day in helping someone.

  10. A really lovely share. Thank you for simply sharing it. HUGS and LOVE


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