This morning before church, I started the book You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble. I loved the dedication to a man described like this: “a man who lived his life imperfectly but earnestly–not as his own, but as a gift to his family and friends.” I love thinking of our lives as a gift to others. We can live not for ourselves, but for others. It changes the focus of our heart. Then, I read at church the idea of being a “living hymn” in reference to the way Brother Lawrence lived in his book The Practice of the Presence of God. I considered how a life could exist as a song of praise to God. No matter what’s happening, we think of our lives as a hymn of worship. How beautiful! We life today as a hymn and as a gift to others.