I recently read a quote that said, “Enough is like a feast.”
Having worked in the non profit sector for 25+ years, I know this to be true. But not just from the ‘providing services’ side, also from the ‘being helped’ side; as in this Christmas story I shared two years ago.
Never underestimate the impact of your acts of kindness. They are like a feast to the receiver.
Merry Christmas everyone!
I know, I know – Christmas is three months away but this story isn’t really about Christmas. It’s about an act of kindness that I will never forget as long as I live.
Let me take you back to Christmas Eve 1993. I was the single parent of a beautiful one-month-old daughter who just happened to be colicky and not sleeping well at night. Obviously I hadn’t been sleeping well either.
When I tried to lay her down for the umpteenth time that night, she began crying again. I was tired and needed a break.
So I walked out of her room, grabbed my journal and pen and slipped out my apartment door.
I sat on the stairs in the hallway and opened my journal. I began to write while my baby cried.
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