Monday’s Message – December 14, 2020

Hi friends, there’s no video for this week, but I promise to get back in broadcasting mode next week.

Last week I saw a post on Facebook that I thought was worthy of sharing. Originally posted by Tee Kim on November 22, 2020, an image of a Starbucks sign speaks volumes about the fragility that many of us are feeling but aren’t always willing to consider in those we encounter.

I wasn’t alone in appreciating the message of Tee’s post. Since its original publication, the post has been shared over 119,000 times and liked/loved/cared for over 6,500 times. The thing that strikes me the most about this message of kindness is just how many people believe we need to be aware of the situations of others. The tough part is we are supposed to be aware of one another’s fragility while maintaining social distancing, wearing our masks, getting holiday deals, and holding in our own emotional rodeos.

Today, you could be standing next to someone who is really trying their best not to fall apart. So whatever you do today, do it with kindness in your heart.

This week as you go about your business, let the struggles of others be part of your purpose to be kind and positive. Allow your intents to be inspired by the knowledge that everyone is struggling with battles others can’t see. Be kind, considerate, and aware of what it is that is holding you together and what might be tearing others apart. A latte at Starbucks might be the glue that keeps things together, but it never helps to paste some pleasant actions and kind words to the situation as well.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. I’d buy you all a latte if I could, but that probably won’t work, so I’m praying for everyone out there who’s doing their best to keep from falling apart.

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