Fred Rogers who was known as Mr. Rogers sang to children of all ages “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” for years on his show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. It’s a classic reminder of a call to friendship.
Who are our neighbors? Well everyone you meet. It’s more than the people who live around where you live. It’s important we understand that because it makes the world our neighborhood.
In my faith loving your neighbor as yourself is a serious thing. Offering people grace and kindness can be a tall order because there are some folks you like and a few you don’t like so offering them both love can be a challenge. We can be exhausted in being nice but it’s worth it.
My friends you are my neighbor just for visiting my blog. Liking my posts and commenting on them are a plus. For me, treating you all with kindness and being nice is something i’m hard wired to do. It’s also an extension of my extending grace to everyone. I do believe there are some who needs more grace and kindness because their lives have been tough.
Thank you for being my neighbor.
Mourning with a friend is kindness.
Kindness is a gift you give to your family, friends and even strangers. We need more kindness in the world. I hope to do my part to make the world a more kind place to be. Love to you all. Be kind to yourself and to others.
If you want to be holy, be kind. Frederick Buechner
Life is hard, its tough, its sometimes unforgiving. However life gives us people to help us along the way when you face hard, tough, unforgiving times. There is no shame in admitting you need professional assistance when you feel overwhelmed. Getting that help can save your life. Most of what we face in this world is situational and temporary. If we give life a chance we can make it. Winston Churchill once said “if you are going through hell, keep on going”. There is a way forward that does not involve ending your life or harming yourself.
I am not an expert but if anyone needs someone to talk to I am available. I am no expert but I do care. Locally there are resources available that can make a difference and help you get better. Have hope in a brighter tomorrow as you go through a dark present.
Love, grace and peace to you all.
Say something sweet and nice today or at least try to. We need some kindness these days.