On November 13 I received
a text message that went something like this,
"I love [Girl1] (my oldest daughter)...
and in her cute little shop...and the way her face lights up and
answers, "yes!' to the question, does she like what she is doing,
hair...and her talent in that area,
her dreams for her future...
what a precious young woman.
Not having seen or been around her for so long
it was even more noticeable, her wonderfulness.
It is God who created her, who she is,
and her responses and choices have shaped her life...
but obviously you and (hubby) did a lot right
in parenting and teaching her by example what love is...
it is such a refreshing blessing to know her.
And...thanks for posting on FB, suggesting her services.
I would have not thought to go to her...so am very thankful you did."
November 13 was World Kindness Day.
And this message was a great kindness paid to me by a loving
person who doesn't only claim to be a friend on social media
or who pays lip service to the word "friend" but
who demonstrates it by purposefully spending a few moments of her days
uplifting and encouraging people.
Though it may seem small, simple or insignificant to others,
every kind thing we do matters greatly to some one.
I realize that being kind comes naturally to some
and not to all.
But when it comes down to it,
we each make the choice to be kind or not.
I hope that, some day,
we all make the choice to be kind.