Nov.2 – “All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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My Hope in sharing this quotation is a reminder to make an effort to be kind to one another. A conscious effort.

When the kids were school age, a good morning meant I was up and enjoying a hot cup of coffee while reviewing everyone’s schedules for the day. Lunches were packed before I woke the kids. However on occasion,  I unconsciously shut off my alarm, and when I did wake, my brain flipped to panic mode. Hollering to wake the kids, while running around back tracking all the time trying to un-fog. Two different shoes on, toothpaste on my blouse…where are my keys…..It was a recipe for bad humour for the whole day if I allowed it.

When I was working as a VON, (visiting nurse) I didn’t always wake up on the right side of the bed with a glass “half full” of OJ.  But I tried to remember that I may be the first or only person a client may see that day. Who wants to see a sour puss grouchy nurse at the door and hear all her gripes, let alone have her change your precarious sensitive dressing?  Some days I had to force a smile and it changed how I felt inside.

Try it. Put on a smile. I never regret it and neither will anyone else.

“Do not withhold good from those whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”                                                                                                                                            Proverbs 3:27 NAS

Photo by: RJSBird Photography

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About bshiveofhope

I have worn different hats and travelled down many bunny trails in life- custodian, writer, florist, grandma, community nurse, mom, wife, Jesus Girl. With these vocations have come many stories and life experiences that I want to share with you. They're not all warm and fuzzy, and are sprinkled with humility, and sadness. That's life. We were made for community so let's build each other up with hope and encouragment.
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