Share: To Make Life Meaningful and Diverse

I love the word share. It makes me think of kindness, of people helping people, or just being there for each other. In sharing our words, our time, our possessions, we enrich our lives and those around us.


The world is a better place when people are willing to use what they have to help each other. 

Share Activities


Sometimes we share activities or skills. A few years ago my granddaughter and I worked together to make this art journal page. We had a lot of fun doing it and we have done several more. It helps to draw us closer together.



Another granddaughter sent me this drawing she made. As I looked at it I thought of a poem to go along. We shared our talents and made a new piece of art.




Share Thoughts and Ideas


We share thoughts and ideas with friends and pray together about them. Our lives become more meaningful when we are able to help one another. This is true in my own life as I study, seek truth and have discussions with my friends. 


Proverbs 27:17 (CSB)

Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.


We find so much beauty when we work together, sharing what we have. Our lives are enriched if we take time to listen to each other and appreciate the diversity. 


share new patterns


Whether we have a lot or a little, we can always find something to share.


All we need is a heart full of love and give out of what we have. Sometimes a smile or a kind word shared makes someone’s  day better. I love what the following passage in Romans tells us about our relationships with others. Our lives are much more meaningful when we share them with each other in love.


Romans 12:10-13  (NIV)

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.


This is Day 5 of Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes, and the prompt word is share.


I am linking up with: #FreshMarketFriday, #Grace&Truth , #FiveMinuteFriday  , #BVNetworkParty


To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement


24 thoughts on “Share: To Make Life Meaningful and Diverse

  1. Love this, Gayl. So neat you get to share your creativity with your grandkids. My Mum loved doing arts and crafts with Em. Your post also reminds me of my friend Julia inviting me to write a poem together. It was amazing doing that and seeing God speak.

    1. Thank you, Anna! Yes, it is really fun to do things with my grandkids. Writing a poem together with your friends would be so fun. Those same two granddaughters and their mothers wrote a poem together last year, each taking a line. It was really good! Blessings to you, Anna, with love and hugs! xoxo

  2. Dear Gayl,
    What sweet ways to share from your heart! You are not just making memories with your Grandchildren, but you are also getting to open your hearts with each other. The Scripture you shared is such a good reminder to us to share the love of Christ that we have been given. And there are so many ways to do that. Even your art page that spoke of diversity, shows so many ways that God has shared His love with us! Blessings and hugs to you Dear Friend. xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Yes, I love spending time this way with my grandchildren. They are special memories. I was hoping the art page would help to show the diversity. Even though it didn’t really have any people in it, it did have the word diversity. Yes, God has shown so much love to us and we can share it with others. Blessings and hugs right back to you, dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

  3. A smile, a kind word, etc can make such a difference. I love how you and your granddaughters are partnering together.

  4. Love your writing, Gayl. I too am fortunate to have many “Grandma Days” myself. Today we made slime, a first for me. My goal has always been for my children and grandchildren to have memories of our time together. From my children, I still hear, “I remember when my mom…” and now the “Grand’s” say the same. They all bless my heart.

  5. Grandchildren are such a lovely blessing & how God uses them in our lives to see Him simplified.
    Life gets a little too serious & complicated as adults its refreshing to see Him through a child’s eyes 😀

    1. Indeed they are such sweet blessings! Yes, it is always refreshing to see through a child’s eye. That’s what Jesus meant, I think, when he said we need to become like little children. Blessings to you, Jennifer!

  6. Gayl, this is so beautiful and inspiring. I love how you see life and do art, how you relate to your grandkids and how you share these precious moments. Lovely! Blessings and hugs to you, dear friend. xoxo

  7. Gayl,

    Love your site! I haven’t visited in a while. Thanks for sharing your masterpieces here. God meant for us to function in community. When we see the Imago Dei in each other, we expand our view of God’s character.

  8. So beautiful. I remembered the collage my grandson and I had made last year when I was in my daughter’s place. Life becomes so wonderful when we learn to share. Thank you for sharing.

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