Today I read a post by a friend that suggested that we have to remember to be nice to one another. Yes, we may be exhausted and sleep deprived, but we should remain cheerful and kind nevertheless.
Within the hurricane zone, we have packed and moved what feels like everything we own. We have boarded up and readied our homes and families, as we listened to reports that changed every few hours. We came up with plans for every conceivable situation that might impact our lives as we watched and waited. The storm came and we survived.
Exhausted and sleep deprived we began our clean up and readjusted to our current situation. Power or no power, flooded or not flooded, trees to trim or fences to repair, with the added bonus of the kids being out of school. So much to do and so little time. Cheerful and kind indeed.
Yep. It's not easy, but true. Our surroundings and environment might be in flux, but we should remain patient, thoughtful and as cheerful as possible as we maneuver through the changes.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 MSG
"Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out."
Yep, even when we get on each other's nerves, we should do our best to maintain an even keel and be ready to extend kindness. It's tough and it might get tougher, but we find our ability and our fortitude in the Lord. The Word tells us to look for the best in each other, and always do our best to bring it out. Be the best you that you can be too. Kindness in you, will bring out kindness in others. Cheerful and kind indeed.