Every Thursday is “Service Thursday” here at Let’s Do Some Good Today. And today, we are starting a brand new feature: Kindness Matters Monday! Each Monday, I’ll share a new story with you. It might be mine, it might be a reader’s, it might be something from the news. Each story will have the same objective: to remind us that kindness can make a difference. Because sometimes, it’s HARD to be kind. Sometimes it means stretching out of our comfort zones. Sometimes it means making a personal sacrifice. But I’m hoping that reading these stories will remind us to be bolder and braver and kinder than we were yesterday. Because your kindness – your yes – it can matter. You can make a difference.
Our first story is one that was submitted by a dear friend …
“A few years ago I had decided to call off a friendship. It was a weird time for me. I felt like I had done the right thing, but there was still an empty spot in my life. I wasn’t depressed but I did feel like I was in the Twilight Zone. One day I received a text from someone I knew from my church. Someone that I did not communicate with often. It said something like “You were on my mind for some reason. Is everything okay?” I immediately felt relieved. I normally would’ve said that I was fine followed by a “thank you” but this time I said that I was not fine and that I would love to talk. Our lives were too busy to meet up at that moment (we later became kindred spirits) but her text that day was so special. I was on her mind and she followed through. That text told me that my Heavenly Father was thinking about me! And He was working through His earthly angels to let me know I was not forgotten.
“Something as simple as a text, helped me to get through my slump.”
A text. Just one text.
Time to grab your phone, y’all.
Is there a time when someone’s kindness has made a difference in your life? If you’d like to share it with us, we’d love to hear! Please e-mail your story to [email protected] If you have a blog or website that you’d like me to link to, feel free to include it. And if you’d like to remain anonymous, that’s perfectly fine – just let me know!