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Take the Time to be Kind

October 2, 2015, 1:46 PM

Take time to be kind to someone today.  You may never know how badly they need your kindness.

In today’s world it seems everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere.  Rush here, race there, hurry up, remember we are taught time is money.  Usually we end up rushing around just so that we can hurry up and wait.  

Jobs, money, homes, cars, vacations, vacation homes, the gym, the store…rush, rush, rush.  Kids, kids school, kids sports, kids music, ballet, gymnastics, birthdays, parties and grades.  

Sometimes we hurry around so much to have things that we can enjoy, we never find the things that are supposed to be enjoying.

We are in such a rush to get where we are going that we miss the reason we are going and everything that happens and the people we pass while we are going there.  

Sometimes we hurry chaotically about accumulating all kinds of stuff and then realize we don’t even like the stuff we accumulated.   It is all a cacophony of noise and motion that causes us to miss out on what matter most.

Not only that but all the racing about, being miserable in the mean time and regretting what we did and who we did it with and why are killing our health.  

We are in such a rush we have not time for life, family, friends or most importantly God.  

The Bible says:

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. - Psalm 39:6

Maybe today we need to stop, slow down and breath.  Look around, take time for the what and who that really matter.  Make time for God and find the direction and path He would have you take.  Take time for those that He puts in your path.

Take time to show someone on your path some extra kindness.  God put you both there for a reason.  Maybe it is because you and the kindness you can show by the grace of God is exactly what that person needs.