Our little “helping” rotation didn’t last for too long because life got in the way. All those baby cousins grew up and went off to school as our schedules filled with different obligations. But I’ve thought of that sign often since then.
Kindness is a magical thing. Not only does it make a difference to the person receiving it, but it fills up the heart of the kindness-giver as well. It is manifest in countless different ways, but today I want to concentrate on my gratitude for the kindness of blog readers.
Last week I got the kindest letter from a blog reader as I do from time to time. Not only did she share gratitude to me for sharing what I have shared over the years, but also some advice on the side as I get ready to send Max out into the mission field.
That little note filled me up with so much gratitude for blog readers as a whole. I mean, I feel that quite regularly, but that note spurred such a love for all that I learn from keeping this little blog here on the world wide web. For this community of people from all walks of life who come here, whether daily or occasionally, to learn and to teach. For the ones who write comments or emails and the ones who don’t. For the ones who build me up give me the benefit of the doubt when I haven’t taken the time to think through what I say and yes, even for the ones who make me think when they are upset with what I share.
It matters in every aspect of life. At the grocery store, stuck in traffic, in a family, with strangers. Kindness makes the world go around. Thank you for those who exhibit it so graciously here on this blog. I am truly grateful for you.