“ Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful. ” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
Good Sunday morning, sweet friends. Wherever you may be, I do hope this finds you wrapped in summer beauty.
Today finds me thinking about kindness. The sprinkling of little things can truly elevate our lives and enhance the quality of our days. Such as a little package my husband and I received this past week from our dear friend, Janice. I had the good fortune of meeting and working with Janice many years ago, probably around 1978. Janice quickly became a wonderful friend to both of us. She is great fun and has a fabulous sense of humor. For instance, when I turned forty, she placed a banner on the front of my car which read, “Honk, I’m 40.” Not until I arrived home did I understand why all the cars were blowing their horns.
After all these years, Janice is still up to her mischief, good mischief. She is ‘the one’ who would knock on your door with a bundle of wildflowers she had picked just for you. Or send a package with kitchen towels which read, “Live life in full bloom and Let’s Flamingle” (Mike loves pink flamingos). The list of Janice’s “thinking of you” goes on. But, have you ever noticed it is the people who have endured great loss and sadness who think of others? On days when it is probably difficult for them to put one foot in front of the other, they think of you. Janice does. We are not only blessed to call her our friend but she is such a total package of inspiration. Indeed, folks like Janice inspire us to be better people. Her actions “speak volumes to what’s in her heart.”
Our voice is hard to find…
We stumble over our tongues
trying to put together the words
that reflect our thoughts…
And Sometimes ~
There are simply no words beautiful enough.
But actions ~
They become the voice,
the words that may never reach the lips,
yet speak volumes to what’s in the heart.” ~ Neva Boone
“Set a high value on spontaneous kindness.” ~ Samuel Johnson
Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.
May you be blessed with unexpected acts of kindness and bless others in return.
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