Our World Needs Us Dressed and Ready To Bridge The Gap With Love and Human Kindness!
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
Hello Beautiful! I pray you are embracing this week realizing just how beautiful you are along with being blessed. After all the tragedy that has developed around the world these past few months between the riots, terrorism attacks, earthquakes, raging fires and the destructive hurricanes, there are a lot of hurting and down-and-out beloveds that are suffering and in great need of some human kindness. If we could only remember that living in peace blossoms the true beauty within, we would be reminded how important it is to get dressed daily in God’s Great Love. It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
Admittedly, last week I was full of woe and worry. This week I am filled with gratitude and determination to make a difference in the lives of so many hurting beloveds. I was fortunate enough to come through all of these natural disasters unscathed, but I have many friends who were on the receiving end to all of this destruction and were wiped out completely.
Where do you go or even start to clean up when the whereabouts of the front door to your home is nowhere to be found or it’s buried beneath six feet of water? Talk about overwhelming. Many don’t even know how to start cleaning up because of the emotional layers filled with turmoil, much less not having the necessary means to maintain sanitary conditions like clean and running potable water and electricity to make the environment habitable.
Colossians 3:12 reminds us to start each day as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothed with compassion and kindness, to name just a few. The only way we can be dressed with compassion and kindness is to layer these virtues with His Great Love. Love holds these virtues into place like glue. When we let Love guide our life, the peace of Christ will rule in our tender hearts.
So in order to eliminate the terrible duo of fear and loss, how about we work together in being kind and compassionate. A few ways to promote compassion can be:
- Start with Yourself (focus on your strengths and positive qualities first).
- Communicate Verbally and Non-verbally (eye contact, body inward, and listen).
- Touch (a gentle touch goes a long way. If appropriate, a hug or shoulder tap).
- Encourage Others (positive reinforcement and praise).
- Express Yourself (nodding, tears, laughter, and a sincere smile go a long way).
- Show Kindness (expecting nothing in return).
- Respect Privacy (no gossiping and respect personal space).
- Learn How To Advocate (speak up and defend others’ rights).
- Volunteer (help in cleanup, babysit, running errands, making phone calls).
- Consider your words carefully (think before you speak, empathize, a loving attitude).
Love Holds Compassion and Kindness In Place
Without love, none of this can be accomplished. God’s kind of love is not a feeling, it’s an action that moves forward. God’s Great Love is selfless, requiring to love whether we feel like it or not. Where there’s anger, a sign of love is to show compassion. Where there is malice, kindness shows the love that exists in our hearts.
Let Love Guide Our Lives
Let’s start letting love guide our lives. Laying down one’s life to act as a bridge so another beloved who is filled with fear can walk safely over to the other side is where the love is at. That’s what Jesus would do and did for us.
Weekly challenge: Let’s be proactive by getting and staying involved in the needs that are overwhelming other beloveds in our world today where we can step in and help with. Whether we’re on the east coast or west coast, strong bridges can be built through love. Whether it’s a small monetary donation, a prayer, a sincere smile, a listening ear, dropping off water and groceries, doing research or even someone who joyfully changes the atmosphere wherever they go by pouring out the Love that only us Beautiful Beloveds can radiate. Together, one by one, piece by piece, we can make our world beautiful again!
Until next time…