Monday, April 5, 2010
Day One - Reach out to a Friend
I made up my mind this morning that my friend was too important to me and it didn't matter how much time had passed . . . I wanted to see her and do something nice for her. After all, what if I were alone and dealing with such a scary issue? Wouldn't I want others to reach out to me? Would I be mad or bothered if long periods of time went by without hearing from my friends? Of course not. I would be so grateful to hear from them and would probably long for their companionship.
So today, my act of random kindness was reaching out to a friend in need. It was so good to hear her voice and I could tell she was happy to hear from me. We caught up with each other on the phone and made a firm date to get together next week. Guess what? I think the call was more therapeutic for me than it was for her. A friend once told me that a truly kind person is one who not only thinks of something nice to do, but also takes the steps to act upon it.
Take a moment today and reach out to someone you haven't seen or talked to in a while. If God places them in your thoughts and in your heart like He did for me, maybe it is His way of telling you that you are needed to do His work.
And as for my friends' prognosis . . . she is finished chemotherapy and begins radiation soon. So far, all scans are clean and her doctors are hopeful that she will have a full recovery! God is good!