One of the gifts I received for Christmas was a banner with a passage called Good Heart that is attributed to The XIVth Dalai Lama.  Reading it set my mind to wondering, What’s your definition of a good heart?

My definition of a good heart is someone caring more for others and reaching out to someone in need; giving a smile, a hug if someone needs it.  Having a good heart can sometimes supersede having physical strength.  You only have to look as far as at the story of Ferdinand The Bull to see that to be true.  Are you Ferdinand?  If so, you shouldn’t be ashamed.  A good heart is important to have.  Cultivate your good heart.  Don’t leave it in the shadows and undergrowth.

A good heart is both
important and effective in daily life.
If in a small family,
even without children,
the members have a warm heart
for each other, a peaceful atmosphere
will be created.
However if one of the persons feels
angry, immediately the atmosphere
in the house becomes tense.
Despite good food or
a nice television set,
you will lose peace and calm.
Thus things depend more on the mind
than on matter.
Matter is important, we must have it,
we must use it properly,
but in this century
we must combine a good brain
with a good heart.
H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!


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