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Kindness is Making a Phone Call

This post is part of #Write31Days where bloggers write every day in October on one topic. I am writing about Acts of Kindness, random and otherwise. It is my hope that my community and I are different as a result of this 31 Day Series.

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People of every age group and every economic bracket are lonely. I work at a church and oversee the ministries to women and seniors (55 years and older). Men and women tell me they are lonely, lonely for time with family and friends. Many don’t have a sense of belonging. They feel unseen.

Does this describe you or someone you know?

Kindness looks at people and sees their needs. Sometimes the need is simply to notice. To ask questions. To listen. To share time and laughter.

“And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them.” Ephesians 4: 26-27, 29

Our kind words are gift wrapped in beauty with a bow of encouragement.

Give someone this gift of kindness. Today, make a call to a . . .

  • family member.
  • neighbor.
  • co-worker.
  • friend.
  • someone from church.
  • club member (book, civic, sorts).

Who would you add to this list?

 

Your Turn . . . Do you think of a phone call as an act of kindness? . . . When was the last time you received such a call? . . . Are you motivated to make a phone call today? . . . Do you have an act of kindness suggestion I can add to my list?

You can practice being kind by leaving me a comment. 

My Landing Page for This series . . . Scattering Kindness: A 31 Day Adventure.  Please leave me an idea or two that I can add to my acts of kindness list. The idea can be intentional or random.

Go here for yesterday’s post: Kindness is Delivering Meals.

Related Posts . . .

Previous #Write31Days Topics

Thanks go to Elizabeth Symington for making my #Write31Days button and basic graphic for the kindness quotes. Elizabeth is writing a 31 days series on Summer of Service in Yosemite.

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