"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle". Author unknown to me. I received this quote the other day in an e-mail and it has brought many things to mind.
This past week I went with a group of ladies from our church to help a precious young woman move her things from her home. She and her daughter had to leave their home due to the breakup of her marriage. This was such a sad experience. For this young woman is an amazing person and is so kind to everyone. We all know that she is so hurting at the moment. These women that were with me went beyond all boundaries expressing their concern and love for this young woman. She was and is being lifted up in prayer. Her strength comes from the Lord and the powerful love her family has for her and each other.
So this quote brought to mind that when we this young lady is at the store or the bank going about her daily tasks, with her beautiful smile upon her face we do not know the battle she is fighting.
How many people do we meet each day who are fighting battles? Each of the battles are different it could be medical problems, money issues, problems and concerns with their children, worries over the care of their elderly parents, or work related issues. Do we take the time to stop and smile at them or to even say hello? These are small things that only take a minute of our time but can make a big difference in someone's life.
Please lift my friend and her family up in prayer!!!!!!