Friday, October 01, 2010

Lessons from the Edge

Be friendly.

That's the greatest lesson she has ever learned. And I see her living it out every day.
Her name is Clara and I 'interviewed' her a few days ago because she is going to be the Resident of the Week next week. I asked her about her background and family, and then got into questions of the heart like, What's the greatest lesson you've ever learned? And when Clara confidently stated, "Be friendly," I was not surprised. Because - not only do I see her kindness to other residents each day - I also remember my first day at Edgewood. This very sweet woman came up to me and said, "Hi. My name is Clara. I have lived here longer than anyone else, and I just want you to know - if you need anything, you can just ask me!"

Oh, that we all would live like that!

What would happen to our world if every day when we got out of bed we had as our plan: Be friendly? How would things be different if we spent more time looking for opportunities to be nice than for opportunities to cut down? If what I see in and around Clara is any indication, then I am sure the effects would be beautiful.

Be friendly.

Karen

2 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Aww, bless Clara. I know that she blesses others every day. Certainly I lesson that I need to remember.

Have a great weekend, my friend.

leah

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Clara is super smart and very blessed!!!