Just be kind

I had something else planned to share today, but God has changed things up a bit. I like when that happens.

I’ve been struggling the past week. Nobody knows that though because I’ve kept it to myself. I didn’t want to bring anyone else down.

Grief is a punk.

Timehop is killing me. Each morning brings snapshots of back to school cuteness from years past. Each morning is one day closer to Maverick’s senior year. Each morning is a reminder that my mom isn’t here to experience it with me. Y’all, she loved that boy so much.

Yesterday was hard. His kindergarten graduation picture did me in. Rough stuff.

However, I pulled myself together, told myself to fake it till I make it, and drove to work. When I rounded the corner to my office I literally stopped in my tracks. My door was covered with post it notes.

If you know you know.

Beautiful, uplifting, kind, loving, words. Just what my little heart needed. It felt like the biggest, tightest hug sent straight from God – and my momma.

I said all of that to say this – you really don’t know what people are going through. That’s not just some trite saying plastered on a coffee cup in the Walmart. It’s for real.

If God places it on your heart to share a kind word or a text or an email or a post it note –

Do it. There’s a reason. Your words are God’s

Words. We mirror Him. We are working for Him, and people are His business.

I don’t ever want to be the one that tears someone down.

I want to be a builder upper.

A promise keeper.

A hope giver.

A kind word sayer.

A negative attitude slayer.

And that’s exactly what my work family was for me yesterday. This morning I’m crying again. But happy tears. This is going to be a great year full of happy memories for my sweet boy, and I know my momma (like my sweet friend said) has the best seat in the house for it.

Just be kind 💛

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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