In Others’ Words: Choosing Action Over Sentiment
Have you ever stopped to consider the weight of your act of kindness toward another person?
That “No, you go first” wave that allows an unknown someone to step ahead of you in line at the grocery story? It just might be the force that turns a weary mom’s day around.
Your decision to pay for the Starbucks drink for the driver in the car behind you in the drive through line? You just might have shoved the blues away, helping someone you’ll never meet believe that good still exists in this world.
That note you wrote to a friend that arrived in the mail on the exact right day? Your words of love and affirmation might have lightened another person’s unseen burden.
The times you posted a word of encouragement or a favorite verse on Facebook? Maybe that truth silenced a lie that was shouting down someone else’s courage.
Today’s quote reminds me that sentiments can end up being nothing more than should haves. But if I want to make a difference in someone else’s life, I need to act on my inclinations.
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