Doesn’t feel like there’s much we can do these days against the tidal wave of anger and senseless violence that keeps crashing all around us. Anguish seems to be everywhere! Pushing my grocery cart past the seasonal clearance aisle on my way to the fruit and veggies, I caught myself just before breaking down. Sobbing seems the only reasonable response, right?
Suddenly, it felt like the most important thing in the world to reach that shredded cheese package for a lady in the wheel chair, and to tell her that it was my pleasure to do so.
I said hello to the young cashier, and was truly glad to learn that he didn’t have to work over the Fourth of July holiday and had fun with family and friends.
I decided to make my husband happy by getting the car fueled up and ready for whatever we might do on Saturday, instead of making him do it in the morning.
I bought two more potted plants to decorate my patio, because the world might be going crazy, but flowers are still beautiful!
I even waited for the car that was backing out of the parking lot space, even though they had stopped and looked like they expected me to go around them.
Call me crazy, but when we can’t do anything about the “big things,” doing every “little” thing I could do made me feel a tiny bit better. Not save the world better, but better.
Perhaps little bits of kindness can spread and produce a tidal wave of its own. Are you with me?
. . . make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
2 Peter 1:7.
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