Caring. Compassion. Consideration.
Everything that the world needs a little more of.
I know I am one of the world’s worst for showing I care. Of course, I will call you, text you, and pray for you. I will be there for you. Do acts of service because that is my own love language. But I am not the one that sends cards or make homemade gifts. But I want to be. I know that is the love language of so many and I feel bad or them if they are my friends. I don’t do cards. Or flowers. I know I usually end up throwing them away so I tend not to give them either. And that is wrong.
I am trying very hard to be more caring. I want to be more empathetic. I don’t want the people that I care about to ever feel unloved because we don’t have the same love language. I am trying. I really am.
I have two friends in particular right now that my heart is so heavily burdened for. I will not go into details but one is very ill and the other’s daughter is very ill. Just so happens I recently ordered some inspirational cards of encouragement. Each of the three got a special, hand-picked card from me. I even wrote inside of each one. I don’t want how I feel to go unsaid. Life is too short to take people for granted.
When the 13 year old daughter was admitted to the hospital for some testing, I made a little care bag to take. I put some snacks in there for each member of the family, a book of inspiration, some word search and puzzle books, playing cards. Just some things to help them get through the hospital stay.
One of the things I made was a stress ball.
All you need to do is get a balloon (I think I used 9″ size) and fill it with flour. This was a two person job – one to pull the opening apart and the other to pour small spoonfuls of flour inside the balloon. The tie up the balloon. I made up a catchy little poem to go with it so they would know what it was.
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