Friday, August 3, 2018

Just a moment Guest Blogger: Jessica Everett

Guest Blogger: Jessica Everett

     Our society is so fast-paced. We’re busy. We’re rushing. We don’t have free time. Work hard. Play harder. But… what if we had just a moment. Just a moment to say hello to the cashier. Just a moment to wave to the little girl with her mom in the store. Just a moment to say good morning to the post man.  What if we took just a moment to make their day? Would our life just crash around us? If we took the extra moment would our schedule fall? Would it really take that much time out of our day to do so?
   

     A few weeks ago I was in the checkout line at the store with my one year-old. She was done. She was sick of doing errands and didn’t want to be there anymore. She was fussing and whining and crying. Trying to climb out of the cart.  There was a young man in line behind us and he took just a moment to say hello to her. He played peekaboo with her while in line and she burst into a smile. It totally made her day! And as a tired mama, it made mine as well. Didn’t take any extra time from his day. Didn’t put his schedule out of line. But that small moment was such a blessing to me!
   
     How often do we do that? How often do we put a simple act of kindness ahead of what we have to get done that day? Isn’t it worth it?

      I challenge you this week to go out of your way to take just a minute to make someone’s day. Just a small moment to make a big impact.

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