Recently, I have been working on daily mindfulness. I use a word from Galatians 5 aka as the fruit of the spirit to focus on in am and check in pm for results from my day. My recent word KINDNESS!
Kindness is a word when in action I believe changes a life while healing communities and beyond. I have been contemplating sharing in our community here stories related to kindness. Yesterday a dear artist friend of mine as well as a friend of many others residing in Canada share a story that touched my heart deeply. And, seems to be an inspiration to many others to give kindness and share their story to inspire us to remember to give and receive kindness and share. Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Violette writes, “So this is the little doll I got from the *thrift store for my Mom. It comforts her and sometimes she thinks its her baby. My mom is in a Nursing home as she has Alzheimer’s and a brain tumour. I visit her once a week – its a 9 hour day – door to door (I have to take a ferry). If there is a ferry breakdown it could take 15 hours. So my mom spilt coffee, boost, soup and other food on her doll and I wanted to take her home so I could wash her but I was afraid to remove her in case she freaked out. I put a call out at the thrift store to look for a similar doll for me. My neighbours granddaughter was at the thrift store and overheard them talking in the back room about me needing a baby doll for my Mom. I get a knock at the door and there is this sweet little 7 year old saying “I heard you were looking for a baby doll” handing me the doll on the right. It was her baby doll and she was willing to give her up. I almost cried. That was the sweetest thing.”
4 thoughts on “Kindness”
What a beautiful story and example. It reminded me of something Sara shared many years ago prophetically… “and a little child shall lead them”.
Thanks Debi for the reminder of words recoded by the prophet Isaiah 11, “A little child shall lead them.”
It’s a powerful thought of The Prince of Peace!
I shared this story with a special friend of mine as she is recovering from a fall. I was greatly touched by her response. A kindness shown may be salve for the soul!
“So comforting and loving and heartwarming to hear this story— it restores my hope and faith that Angels ARE everywhere and they appear when we are the most distracted and feeling most alone in this world.. to remind us that we are never alone since we are actual spiritual beings. Thank you dear Angel for sharing.
As you know I have a big bruise and a black eye I’m trying to eliminate – my doctor tells me to continue with ice, keep my head elevated, etc — and for me to be PATIENT – which is very hard for me.”
Sweetest story above of kindness! 🥰