Dash of Sass: Maybe Today…
What if today we remember to be a little kinder? Speak a little softer? Show people a little more grace? Remember that the waitress who forgot to refill our tea glass might be preoccupied with her struggle to make ends meet and provide Christmas for her kids? Remember that the clerk who doesn’t crack a smile in the checkout line might not be rude, but perhaps just got a call from the doctor with some unsettling results? Remember that the woman who cuts us off in traffic and causes us to miss the light might not have seen us because she was blinded by her tears & struggling to breathe beneath the weight of her broken heart?
WHAT IF we let love lead instead of frustration or impatience or cynicism or the need to be right? What if we stopped putting people in their place and started putting them in our prayers? How might the world change if everyone started spreading love across their little corner of it? Maybe today could be the day you stop complaining about having to go back to work and get grateful that you have a job, unlike so many others. Or maybe today is the day you buy someone’s coffee in line behind you and surprise them. Or buy a sandwich for the homeless man on the corner. Or the day you leave a bigger tip or smile a bigger smile or show bigger mercy to someone who may not deserve it but surely could use it. Maybe today your little act of kindness could save someone’s life who couldn’t see a reason to hang on before you shined a little light their way.
Two powerful words:
(***I did not author the featured quote on the image above. I’m not sure who did, as it wasn’t credited on Pinterest***)