By Amber Bass
In today’s world, life is fleeting and time with loved ones is stretched thin by the hustle and bustle of our activities. Not only do we recognize the loss of family, but the loss of those present in our daily routine; the postman, the clerk at our grocery store, a teacher, pastor or the server who brings our lunch. Little do we realize what an impact others have on our lives until they are no longer in their place. In the same token, we have a clear and present effect on the lives of others. Regret will always be a factor in life and death. This emotion steals away precious memories and replaces them with the “would’ve and should’ve.” We have grand plans of doing things for others but because of the grandeur of these ideas, they seem impossible and are often put aside. Have you waited to give because what you could give at the moment seemed small or almost insignificant? Maybe, you have also had great intentions, but decided to delay your kind acts until you could do something significant. Did you know that a small act of kindness could have provided just as much as a grand act of kindness if it given with love? Here are some simple and fast ideas to show someone you care.
Write a note of appreciation
Send handmade cards or a letter to someone you care for
Cut coupons or a newspaper article that would interest them
Send a card to a friend or relative you haven’t seen for some time. Include a photo of yourself and/or your family
Give a book you already finished someone
Send a picture you have taken which includes a friend and send it to them with a note remembering when it was taken
Don’t allow moments of possible kindness to escape you. Trust that a kind thought, word, or small gesture is sufficient to transform the moment!
“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ”
– William Penn –