A Simple Kindness #devotion #poetry


happy

No words were needed

car after car rolled by

faces with a smile

a bus driver with thumbs up

several men who stopped

“at your service”

Smoke poured from my hood

it little mattered

I was reminded more times than I could count

that people you will never meet

can be kind, concerned

and I hope that I will never forget

that it requires but a moment

a few words

a smile and a wave

and those gestures

can make all the difference in the world

 

I spent the evening on the side of the road with a broken down car. I can’t tell you how many people stopped, more offered help as they sat waiting for the light to change. There are so many images of anger and destruction in our news that we forget that people can be considerate and actually take time for a stranger. I was reminded of the verse “Love your neighbor as yourself…” When we look out for the people in our sphere of influence we can actually effect their day positively. I couldnt be upset about my car because I felt people driving by had taken the “sting” out of the situation.

 

 

Proverbs 11:17

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Colossians 3:14

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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8 thoughts on “A Simple Kindness #devotion #poetry

  1. The unexpected kindness of others can be so amazing. I have been on the receiving end many a time and will forever be grateful. And I pray that I can find opportunities to pass that kindness on. Hope all is well with your car. I know how stressful that can be!

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  2. a few words
    a smile and a wave
    and those gestures
    can make all the difference in the world

    This is so true… our smallest gestures can brighten up someone’s day ❤
    Beautifully penned 🙂
    xoxo

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