Day 1- Kind Folk
Today I met someone for the first time, yet she left such a wonderful impression on me that I feel like I've known her for ages! She had such a warmness and friendliness about her that you just couldn't help but want to be warm and friendly right back. She made me feel relaxed and gave me room to be myself and feel right at home. That got me thinking about how thankful I am for the kind folk in this world...the folk who still take the time to greet you with sincere kindness and warmth even if you are a complete stranger to them! They aren't afraid to smile and laugh with genuine happiness, and they truly are interested in getting to know you even if it's just for a short while. Their friendliness is infectious and you walk away some optimism of your own to share. How much lonelier and cold the world would be without the kind folk in it. I am so thankful for them. It has me doing some inner reflection and praying that God will grant me with the willingness to be kind to the folk that I do not know, to smile when I am waiting in line and to seize every opportunity I have to be encouraging, helpful, kind, and friendly. What a world of difference one small gesture can mean to someone, for I know it means the world to me!
I had this on my mind all afternoon and so I felt like it was a good place to start!
Count Your Blessings!