I love country music? Do you? If so, keep reading.
(If not, keep reading anyway.)
(This really isn’t about country music)
There’s a Martina McBride song that I’d like to share with you. I’ve listened to it over and over recently. If you’ve never heard it (or even if you have), it’s worth five minutes of your day. I promise it’s not actually that country. (That disclaimer is for you, Mom.)
Sometimes, y’all, I just get tired. Do you? That’s how I’ve felt lately. My health isn’t great, and life just seems so busy. And the little things that need to be done over and over and over … the dishes, the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning … it just never seems to end. And last Sunday, I was wiped out. I didn’t feel like I had anything left to give.
But as I sat in church and listened to others share their thoughts and insights and testimonies, I realized something. There are hundreds and hundreds of people who have touched my life, spoken to my heart, inspired me to do better and be better and keep going … and will never know it.
Speakers at church and at conferences and at devotionals.
Professors in college, teachers in high school, even middle school teachers.
People I have come across socially and professionally who set an example of the kind of person I want to be.
Family, friends, kind strangers that I met once and will never see again.
So many people have blessed my life and might never know. But they were my angels.
We all fight silent battles, and we all have struggles deep down that no one else knows about. We all have days when we’re walking around with a plastic smile slapped on our face because we’re terrified that if we truly let someone know how we’re doing, our façade will crumble and we will collapse. Sometimes, we are absolutely desperate for someone to say something, do something, anything, to show that they care.
Be that someone.
You might not ever know the impact you have one someone else. Your act of kindness, your blessing bag, your plate of goodies, your donation, your hug, your thoughtful note. You might think that you’re wasting your time. You might feel a little bit silly. You might never realize that you were an answer to someone’s prayer.
Do it anyway.
“You can pour your soul out singing a song you believe in that tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang. Sing it anyway. ”
Do some good today.