One of the easiest things to do is a good deed. Most of the time, it doesn’t require much on our part. The greatest thing about it is that you are thinking about someone other than yourself. But, there’s another side of the deeds and that is reaching out or recognizing the need for help…
There’s an older lady from our church, let’s call her ‘mother’, that I’ve grown very close to. She is definitely a one-of-a-kind woman, full of wisdom and energy. She and I can sit and talk about history for hours. Well, she is going on a trip today and asked if I could take her to the airport. That is not a problem. I can do that. But, here is the twist… she has to be at the airport between 5:00-5:30 am. When she said the time, I was thinking, “Are you serious?” But, what makes a deed good? It’s not about me but her. She was extremely hesitant in asking. While she asked, she actually told me not to come and that she’d be fine, then she said that she would rather that I didn’t come. Basically, she was thinking out loud, as many of us do, and she was looking at the cost for me to help her. But the cost isn’t great or insurmountable. All that this requires of me is to leave the house.
I have another friend that recently lost a sibling. They have been tight since birth and this was a great loss. The hard part about it is that my friend hasn’t been getting a whole lot of support from home. Their spouse is a devout Christian and the philosophy is to “put it in God’s hands”. That may be true but sometimes, I need a hug!!! Well, my friend decided to join a counseling group for those who’ve lost loved ones. In speaking with her, she realized that she was the only person of color in the group, the youngest person and her sibling was the youngest person to have passed in the group. On the outside, many would have taken a look at the makeup of the group and turned around and left. But, she didn’t and I’m proud of her for that.
I don’t know what it is about people but, we really need to take off the cape and peel the “S” off our chest. We aren’t Supermen/women. We have needs and there are people in place that are willing to do the deeds. Each one of us can stand to receive a good deed here and there but, each of us can stand to do some as well.
I love you ALL!!!