Hello, Thursday Morning readers! I hope you’re doing well this midwinter morning. It’s cold and a little damp here.
We’re only weeks away from spring. Yay! I’m thinking about what I’ll plant in my flower beds, and that thought is invigorating. Already, the new green is showing through the deadness of my front bed, as you can see in the photo below. We’ve had an unusually warm winter thus far.
I hope you’re wide awake and ready for a great day.
One who is kind benefits himself, but an unkind person hurts himself. [My paraphrase of Proverbs 11:17].
Kindness paves the way for a good day. I know there are times when your kind words are not greeted with kindness, but if you will persist in kindness, it will pay off in the long run.
And pay attention, please. Wake up! Put your phone down and leave it down when you’re driving. Every day, I see people crossing over the line into my lane because they are distracted. Yesterday, a friend of mine told of a near head-on collision with another driver who was distracted. My friend was so shaken, she had difficulty driving home.
So, do me a favor. Do yourself a great kindness. Forget about that message until you get where you’re going. If it’s that important, pull over somewhere safe and deal with it, then proceed.
It will be better to arrive a few minutes late, rather than to not arrive at all.
So, wake up and smell the coffee. Practice kindness today. Sometimes the best thing you can give another person is your attention.