Last night I was at the fabric store buying some material to add to the skirt of the dress I’m making. There was a mom and her young daughter waiting in line at the fabric counter in front of me. As I was waiting my turn, I couldn’t help overhearing their conversation: “What you put in is what you’ll get out,” the mom said. “I know it’s a lot of extra work, and a lot of extra effort, and it’s frustrating that we need to start the jacket again.

But it’s okay, because in the end, what you put in is what you’ll get out.” And you know what? That mom is right! Because even though it’s not always easy to put in the needed effort, to take the time to be patient and caring and kind, whatever you’re doing (at work and home), and wherever you are, even though you might not see it immediately, what you put in – positive or negative – is what you’ll get out. And not only will you be the recipient of ‘what you put in’, just like the daughter of the mom in the fabric store, so will those around you!

So today, as you go about whatever you’re doing, please think carefully about “what you’re putting in”…! Because, in the end, it’s what you, and everyone around you, will “get out”! (And yes, don’t worry! I gave both the mom and daughter a Love and Kindness Button!!) #kindness #purpose #effort