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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just What I Needed To Hear

Sometimes you're invited to speak your mind. 

You might be asked to lead a small group discussion.  You might be asked to speak in front of a classroom.  You might have the opportunity to speak to the multitudes. 

But, sometimes...  no invitation is given.

And, if you're like many people, unless an invitation is given, you're not one to scream your voice over the crowd just to be heard. 

But, it could be that what you have to say needs to be heard.

No, maybe you're not the talkative type.  Maybe you're not eloquent with your words.  Maybe, you have awkward social skills.  But, that doesn't change the fact that what has been whispered in your ear and planted in your heart can touch a life around you. 

And, we don't need to wait for a formal invitation.  Maybe, just an open door and eyes to see...

That lady sitting next to you on the bus might be grieving.  The Hope that is in you could be just what she needs in her silent struggle.  The cashier that seems to always be grumpy could use your smile and a kind, encouraging, even humorous comment.  Your conversation or joke could change her whole mood.  The man that fixes your car might feel isolated and lonely.  What you know to be true about love and relationships could be a comment that eventually leads him to make new friends and restore his rocky marriage.

You never know.  Never underestimate the power of your words.

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