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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

An Act of Kindness

I have shared the struggles that we have been facing right now with my husband fracturing his pelvis due to a skiing accident. He is home now and has a long road of recovery before him.

During the week that he was still in the hospital and I was traveling home every few days to take care of errands here, I was surprised one morning. A friend had come to pick up my two boys to take them to a home school function that day. After I waved goodbye and turned back around to come into the house I noticed something that truly touched my heart. Dear friends had done some yard work while I was at the hospital. This I had already known, but how surprised I was when I saw cheerful pansies in the flower bed by my front door. They made me smile and cry at the same time. I know for them it probably was just a simple act of kindness, but it touched my heart tremendously.

Now whenever I actually make it outside, I smile whenever I see those flowers and remember how just a simple act can cause joy, cheer and lift one's spirits.

What can you do today to touch someone's heart?


Renee Swope said...

That was so thoughtful!!! I bet God told them to do it :-).

I am praying for you and your sweet family. I am praying for God to carry you through this storm and provide in miraculous ways so that you can walk with Him on the waters He's called you to and through. He is right there by your side. Praying your eyes are on HIM the whole time!!!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

That was such a sweet thing for your friends to do planting the pansies! Something that is a constant reminder of their love and God's love for you!

Good to see you able to have the time to blog again!

God bless!