Our withdrawals include health, security, love, the breath that we take, even the fact that we can open our eyes in the morning!
We make deposits in the bank when we volunteer, help others, or do small kindnesses like saying hello to someone we don’t necessarily know well or even care about. Every day that we do actions of sharing beyond our comfort zone, or extend ourselves as a good friend, or pray not only for ourselves but for others as well, we are making a deposit into our cosmic bank account.
The cosmic bank is open 24/7, and our thoughts, words, and actions are constantly adding to or subtracting from our account. But we have to keep making deposits; we can’t rely on some good deed we did three years ago, hoping it will tide us over. Just as we need to eat every day, we need to share every day, too.
Today, take a moment to check the status of your account. Are you taking time every day to make a deposit?
Karen Berg – Spiritual Director of The Kabbalah Centre
Celebrate Black History
This Day In Black History (Feb. 23):
1. LOUIS STOKES BORN (1950) – Politician Louis Stokes born in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives.
He was elected to the House in 1968, representing the 21st District on Cleveland’s East Side. He shifted to the newly created 11th District, covering much of the same area following a 1992 redistricting. Stokes served 15 terms in total, retiring in 1999.
He is ironically a cousin of Rick James.
2. 1ST BLACK TO PLAY FOR THE N.Y. YANKEES IS BORN (1929-1980) – Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard born in St. Louis, Missouri. On April 14, 1955 Howard became the first African American to play for the Yankees. One of the most regular World Series participants in history, he appeared in 10 fall classics and ranks among the Series career leaders in several categories.
3. 1ST BLACK GENERAL IN THE MARINE CORPS (1979) – Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.