It’s Kindness Matters Monday again! If you have a story of your own to submit, I’d love to hear it! Please e-mail me at [email protected].
This story was recently shared on Let’s Do Some Good Today’s Facebook page. I loved it, and thought it would be a perfect fit for Kindness Matters Monday. Thanks so much for sharing, Bill Eitelgeorge!
“When I was serving as a Bishop (an unpaid position, similar to a minister) in church, there are so many demands on your time and multi-tasking has never really been my strength because I am more of a simple person. I had access to all phone numbers for which most of my congregation had cell phones. When somebody came to my mind that I was concerned about or just if they came to my mind, I would text them a small message that I was just thinking of them. Texting seems to me a little impersonal but with my time restrictions at least it was another way to reach out to people. I am no longer serving in that calling but people often will tell me how my message meant a lot to them when they needed a pick me up. I have more time now so I try to keep doing it and like you said, the little things are what really makes a difference in our lives. Plus, it is fun!!”
I love this story because it reminds me that right now, in less than a minute, I have the power to change someone’s day. And so do you! Who do you know that might need a little bit of encouragement? Is there someone who has been on your mind a lot recently? Take a moment right now to send a text, write an e-mail, make a phone call … make a difference just by letting someone know you care today.