Today's Kindness #150: August 22, 2022
Be An Angel 😇
On August 22nd, National Be an Angel Day encourages good deeds and kindness to others. By supporting those in need and inspiring others to kindness, we display an act of an angel here on earth.
The day also recognizes those who've been angels to us. Sometimes we have a terrible day. Whether it's bad news or poor planning, we all have them. A kind word, a hug, or even a pleasant atmosphere makes a difference.
Other times, days, even weeks, can be devastating. A loss, illness, or overwhelming news takes the wind from our sails. Those angels provide comfort at a time when we need it most.
The same happens to the people around us. We don't always know what others may be enduring. We can be an angel in big and small ways. Whether we know a person's concerns or not, merely offering to join them for a meal may relieve their stress. Having someone to listen to often is something we need most.
Be someone's angel. Offer an ear to listen, a hand to lift them up, or a shoulder to hold them up until they can stand again. Give patience when you least feel like giving it. Hear the pain below the complaint or the exhaustion under the frustration. Notice the worry, not the anger. Look with eyes that see the whole person, not just the fraction of a moment. Hold a hand when there's nothing else that can be done. Dry a tear. Thank an angel.
"Be kind to strangers, because it's the loving thing to do. Also, you never know - they could be angels."
~ Scott Curran