Monday, May 20, 2013

Small Acts

May has been hard.

Filled with busy and overwhelming emotion, pain and trouble. I’ve been running on fumes most of the month.In these busy moments it’s easy to feel lie your failing, doing something wrong. While the baby cries and the toddler whines and you’re just trying to keep it together.

A small act can go a long way in these moments.

Grabbing a runaway cart before it rolls into the street, then offering to return it.
Taking a tray of garbage at the restaurant from too full hands and putting it away.
Picking up the tantruming toddler (with permission) and carrying her to the car.
Telling a mom who is at her end, just trying to keep it together as her toddler insists on walking up the stairs “herself” - “You have an amazing amount of patience.

Those acts, those words they keep us going. They keep us connected and remind us that we have help, we don’t have to do it all. They are a lifeline when it feels like your ship is sinking.

Can you go forth and be someone’s lifeline today? It doesn’t take much, just a simple small act. It may be nothing to you, but it could turn around someone elses day.

1 comment:

Jen said...

This is so true.

Wish I was closer, I would hold a baby or a toddler so you could nap or shower and of course I would bring sweets and coffee.