In Israel today, we visited Masada, where 900 Jews kept a 3year stand off against 25,000 Romans. At the end, the Romans built a massive ramp & stormed the top of the desert plateau only to find there were no Jews alive with all the supplies & resources destroyed by fire.
This is a very sobering site to visit, recognizing the resolve of these Jews to die free rather than live in slavery & abuse.
To this end, I’m challenged to make my life count & to live full on, not half empty. Here are some things that we could employ to help us live full:
- Be grateful for the small & not just big things
- Be compassionate without requiring reasons to understand
- Be helpful in little ways every day to cultivate a helpful mindset
- Smile because it can brighten your interior