Kindness Can Go a Long Way...

It's days like these that make me appreciate who I am, and what I do. Being a receptionist sucks to say the least. I get bullied and cursed at for things that the lawyers do, I get mean looks when the lawyers take FOREVER to greet their clients.... but then you have those few people that just bless you more than they know. I had one of those today, he was such a sweetheart. He was an elderly man, a little overweight with glasses, a trucker's hat, flannel shirt and a mountain man beard. Typical elderly man of this area I guess you could say. He just sat there and talked and talked about life, and how hard it was but then he stopped and said, "But you know what, God Blesses me in so many ways... I have beautiful grandchildren, friends that love me, and I get to meet beautiful sweet people like you who show they care without even knowing me." He made my heart melt, he was such a wonderful man and person. He also made sure that I know to slow down! Live my life and enjoy it, because it goes by way to fast. I think we should all remember that, and that sweet old man who appreciates the kindness of a stranger.

"12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
Colossians 3:12-13

1 comment:

Janelle said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing. I'm behind on reading your blog. I forget you have it! I am loving your writings and the Scriptures are such a blessing. Thanks for the challenge to slow down.