When I think about those who finished the Boston Marathon yesterday and went straight to the hospital to give blood, I can’t even imagine.
First of all, I’m slow, so some of these runners ran a full marathon in less time than it took me to run a half; they had to be spent (even though they train, that’s a big marathon, so they push themselves). Second of all, I don’t do well with giving blood. At all. When I think of the kind of heart these people have, I can’t help but smile. I can’t know I would be able–physically–to do that, or to consider it. Even if I wanted to, which hopefully I would.
I do know that I can bring good and light to my little corner of the world, though.
Here are just a few thoughts on how:
- Pray with those who need it–and with those who think they don’t.
- Open doors.
- Pay for the car behind you in the drive-thru.
- Send a note/card/text to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them.
- Call just to say hello.
- Let someone in front of you in the grocery store.
- Listen. Actually listen.
- Grab lunch with a friend–and pick up the tab.
- Show up with a friend’s favorite drink/ice cream/treat just because.
It doesn’t have to cost any money. It doesn’t have to be big or extravagant. It just has to be genuine and heartfelt. How do you love on people?