I read this today out of my Daily devotions book, By Joel Osteen.
If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.
AIM FOR KINDNESS - I feel like this relates to today and our world that we are living in. I know we all have experienced bad days, sad days, and life roadblocks. We don't know what other people are going through. Maybe they just lost a loved one, or lost their job or house, whatever the case is, we can make someones day better by showing a little kindness. There was a time when my parents were splitting up and my brother somehow was in control of my mom and told her not to talk to me anymore. I had the police get involved and it was a stressful couple of months. So I liked going to work. Yay work! Looking forward to getting my mind off things..
Someone at work was obviously having a bad day and had no consideration for kindness so HE took it out on me. What happened? You got it.... I cried! I was so sad that I couldn't get mad I just cried. He had no idea what I was going through. See how that works? He was having a bad day and so was I but I got the icing on the cake. I was already hurting inside.
If only he knew.
Life is hard already. But we can change ourselves a little to show kindness towards others. We're all guilty of it but it's important to remind ourselves that kindness goes a long way. I personally feel RESPECT goes with KINDNESS. When we are kind we are respecting the other person. You will make them feel better. Making the world a kinder place.
I've been reconnecting with my Faith and as I start this new journey I want to share some verses along the way, that really hit home and relate to life itself. So excited. Enjoy.