Be kind to one another. –Ellen Degeneres
Ellen closes every show with these five words. Be kind to one another, such simple little words but yet so powerful when you do them.
We may never truly know the reach of an act of kindness or the mark that it leaves on a life. I can only imagine how God must bend down and listen a little closer in those moments. -Topaz
As a parent, I think I got a tiny glimpse of exactly how God must feel when we are kind to each other. Tonight, when I was alone with one of my sons, before everyone got here for family night, he told me of something that he and his wife prayed about and decided they wanted to do for his brother. There are no words than can even begin to tell you how the words that followed of how much he loved his brother and how important his brother was to both of them made me feel, and I can honestly say that my other son feels the same way. There are no words. But, oh, how my heart welled up with tenderness, joy, gratitude, and so full of love that it felt like it was straight from Heaven.
I thought to myself that this must be a tiny glimpse of what God must feel when we are kind to His children, when we do kind things for each other or say kind things about each other.
I love my children all of the time, just as God loves us all the time, no matter what we do, but I can sure see how when we are kind and caring to each other that it commands His attention in a way that makes angels sing. I can only imagine how He must bend down and listen a little closer in those moments because they make Him so happy, too.
This must be how God feels when we are kind to one another. It just must be. And not just when we are kind to the ones we like but when we are kind to all of God’s children because He loves us all.
So today, I ask you all to be kind to one another. Sow seeds of greatness with acts of kindness. Do something for someone today, not to be repayed to you, but just to pay it forward for all the we have, because no matter where we are in life or what we have or don’t have, someone, somewhere would give anything to trade places with us. Be grateful for that and pay it forward in acts of kindness. We really never know what another person might be going through, even those that are smiling. Everyone has a story. Most of the time we will never know what a small, random act of kindness means to someone, but I can tell you this. Many are never forgotten and will live on in a heart forever. I shared the story of how I felt led to connect with the cashier at a store one day. Wow, did she have a story! I had no idea the story that would unfold as I began a conversation with her. We never know what someone is going through. Be kind to one another.
Be kind to one another. It is the mark of a true leading lady.