Tonight I am thinking of two ladies who are important to me. Both of them are struggling right now with their health. They both will likely face surgical intervention this week and both have previously struggled with cancer. I can’t imagine the thoughts that go through your mind when you know something is not right….I can just imagine how you fear the worst and wonder what this next phase of the journey might hold….
I also am aware how quickly I have an opinion about what should be done. It comes from my heart for them that aches deeply and wishes somehow they could find relief. I know they both know that I would advocate for them in a heart beat. I know they both have a good head on their shoulders. I trust they will ask for what they need. I want them to feel my love and concern…not all my ideas!
And so, I read the following quote and I think of those who are struggling with health issues. I wonder how it is for you to enter into the lives of those who struggle with issues bigger than our mind or hearts can comprehend at times? I wonder if you also might envision a face of someone who is dear to you that you might want to live out the words of Mother Teresa’s quote: Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well. ~Mother Teresa