I've been scrolling through the fora and some of the topics are so heavy. God is out in the world moving and acting and encouraging us to act. So I thought I would focus on something heartwarming and beautiful. Close your eyes and think for a moment of a time when you, or you witnessed an act of kindness that touched you, or a person who is so serene and peaceful and kind that the world never seems to ruffle them and share it with all of us.
A couple of instances:
Watching my husband Pete shaving the face of a disabled homeless man and changing his socks for new clean socks and helping him to stash the backpack with food and water he had gotten for him so that no one would steal it from him, on the side of a business in downtown OKC in the heat of an Oklahoma summer.
One of the kindest things that ever happened to me: A very dear friend had committed suicide. He was one of the kindest, sweetest most gentle men I had ever known and we were all reeling from his death. Coming out of the wake, everyone was standing in the foyer of the funeral home, visibly shaken and trying to make sense of it. I was standing with some of my friends, when very subtly a strong hand slipped into mine and squeezed then tugged me back a step. I look up to see my friend Todd, he squeezed my hand again and we just stood there arm to arm, not saying anything, just being. It was one of the kindest gestures I have ever encountered in a sorrowful moment.