Make kindness the norm

Today is national Random Act of Kindness Day. So, get out of your comfort zone and push yourself to do something nice for someone else. Send a card to someone you have not talk to in a while, open the door for someone, pay for someone’s coffee in the drive through, or anything else you can think of that may brightens someone’s day. So many of us get busy with our own lives and forget to look up and see the world around us.

It would benefit us all if we showed kindness, compassion, and love to others not just today but every day. All we must do is turn on the news to hear all the negative. Wouldn’t be great if we turned on the news and the stories being told were of love, acceptance, and peace? Stories that spark hope and make us smile help heal our wounded souls.

God’s greatest commandment is to love one another. When we choose to live with love our attitudes towards others become positive and we tend to show more compassion and acceptance. Sure, today is Random Act of Kindness Day and getting out of your comfort zone and doing something nice for another person is a wonderful thing. But why not change that and make everyday a Random Act of Kindness Day changing how we treat each other daily? Think about how our society could come together and fulfill God’s greatest commandment to “Love One Another “like He loves us. John 13:34-35

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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