Monday, October 13, 2008

How to cheer people Up.

On the way home from Church yesterday afternoon, we stopped in briefly on a family away sick with the flu. And I must say that it has been a while since I have seen a sadder and sicker bunch. Their son who had been away house sitting for a week didn’t look too bad and seems to be the only one who has avoided the flu so far. The rest all looked terrible, and this, 3 weeks in for most of them!
Still you should have seen how their faces lit up as they read the Cards that the Sunday School Children had done for them, during Sunday School. It was a real joy to behold and watch their faces light up as they read those simple hand drawn cards done by children from 3 to 10 years old.
This led me to wonder at the marvel of our human spirit, that no matter how sick and lousy we may feel, it takes little more than a simple gesture to lighten up someone’s world again, albeit sometimes, ever so briefly.
So today’s question is, “Who do you know now, that you could brighten up their lives, even if only for a brief moment, with a simple Card or phone call, or even a quick visit?” I will leave that thought with you for now.

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