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When discouraged, help others.

September 28, 1979

There is an axiom that in giving, one receives. You cannot directly demand that others provide you with sustenance when you are down, but you can put into operation efforts on your own part which will draw light from others. When you feel discouraged, downtrodden, or sad, search for ways of helping even one other person. Though you feel you haven’t the capacity or energy to reach out, if you pray for God’s strength, you will be shown a direction or manner for you to move outward. In so doing, you will receive the light of comfort which will illuminate your darkened hours, for although everyone faces discouragement and occasional feelings of helplessness, there is always a spark present. That spark is your spiritual being, and its power to maintain itself comes from God.

When discouraged, help others.
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