The Uplift: March, 2022
Sometimes it’s simple. If you’ve ever seen the inside of a chiropractor’s office, you’ve most likely experienced the relentlessly positive vibe that prevails among staff and doctors. My chiropractor is no different. (Believe me, it helps when you’re in pain!)
Today, I got chatting with one of the staff about my wife’s brush with cancer (she’s okay now). We agreed how an experience like that changes you—mortality slaps you in the face and compels you to want to enjoy every day that you’re given. This young woman in the office shared her way: she texts everyone in her family once a week just to say “I love you.” Not a group text, mind you, individual, personalized texts.
It lifts her to do it, she says, and according to her family, it lifts them too- often at just the moment they need it most. Funny how that works. Mother Theresa said – “if you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Sometimes it’s that simple.
Now God doesn’t text or phone (probably not) but He/She left us words to help us live. One I lean on often is “I am with you Always” (Mathew 28). Until next time—stay safe, be brave and keep walking toward the light.
Musical pairing “Raise Your Head”
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