Many of us underestimate the power of kindness.
Recently, I underwent a procedure to remove scar tissue from my eye, and I rediscovered just how powerful kindness can be.
From my incredibly attentive husband who waited on me hand and foot for the three days I kept my eyes closed to the texts sent by caring friends before and after the procedure.
Do you know someone who may benefit from a simple act of kindness today?
Someone who has a chronic physical condition?
Someone who is lonely?
Someone who is depressed or even "in a funk"?
A friend and I were discussing how we would like to do more for those who often "suffer in silence."
You may not have large pockets of time in your schedule, but you are a writer.
You may never know how much it could mean to someone to receive a card in the mail, an I'm-thinking-of-you-text, or even a humorous meme to brighten their day.
At our monthly prayer meeting, I've discovered that attendees rarely, if ever, share personal prayer requests.
This got me to thinking, "Why is this?"
Are we too proud?
Do we think others' situations are more serious than our own?
Do we not want to draw attention to ourselves?
As Christians, we are called to pray for one another.
If you are struggling physically, are lonely, or are dealing with emotional challenges, I encourage you to reach out to at least a few trusted family members and/or friends.
You just might be surprised at how their small acts of kindness can lift you up.
And if you know of someone who could use an encouraging word today, don't underestimate the power of kindness that's at your fingertips.