In the Flow with Healing Waters
What is your intention?
I am simply sharing a story. Not my story but someone I know. Let’s call her Cindy.
Cindy is now in her 40’s. Life has not always been easy, in fact, there have been times that life has been extremely difficult. She understands many of her hardships were due to poor decisions, like abusive relationships, not caring about school, and some bad circumstances out of her control. Nevertheless, she understands hardship. She remembers and understands the stress and anxiety she felt when rent was due and she did not have the money to pay it, along with car payments, insurance, food, clothes for her children etc. She remembers Christmas coming and wondering how she would buy gifts for her kids. She could feel the judgment from others.
Today she is raising 2 children on her own. Life can be a struggle at times but mostly she is happy and content and life is good. She always seems to manage and figure it out. She is a survivor.
With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to share this part of her story with you. She is aware of a family in her community. Mom and Dad both work but not jobs that provide a good income. They have 3 children and live in a small apartment. They have no car. The kids have no winter clothes. They are living without many necessities. Mom walks the kids to school and has to carry the 3-year-old because she has no boots. Cindy decided in October that instead of buying her kids things they really do not need, they as a family would minimize their own Christmas and sponsor this family. She has some other friends and family that want to be part of this as well.
Over the years I have watched Cindy struggle. Today she is able to see herself in someone else and finds empathy in her heart. She is being intentional about making a difference. Isn’t this what we are all called to do?
I saw this on Facebook:
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world
All things break. All things can be mended”
Not with time, as they say, but with Intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you”
I challenge all of us to go be that light. Make a difference. Get out of our comfort zones. See others, REALLY see others. Christmas is a time of giving but what if we gave all year round? There are things we can all give that cost nothing. Sometimes just giving a little of our time to others can be so impactful. A phone call. Try being a better listener without judgment. Strike up a conversation with a complete stranger while waiting in a long line. You may be the only person they talked to all day. Lift people up with compliments and praise. Smile. Send a random card to someone in the actual mail just to say I am thinking about you. Make dinner for someone for a good reason or for no reason at all. Go pull some weeds for an elderly neighbor….especially if you hate pulling weeds! LOL
One Random act of kindness at a time, One Intentional act of kindness at a time, Compassion, Understanding, and lots of Love will help the world mend. Let’s get it done together.
Being Intentional in the Flow,