“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have regrets.  I wish that I would have communicated with my brother more during his last years of struggling with Parkinson’s disease.  I regret that I didn’t visit my step father more frequently after my mother died.  I procrastinated too long and too often and now it is too late. So today, I am listening to the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson who says, “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

God seems to be nudging me to do a kindness today!  I know a lovely woman whose young husband recently died unexpectedly of a heart attack.  I will write her a note today and in a couple of weeks give her the book, From One Widow to Another by Miriam Neff.

Who do you know today who is suffering and needs an act of kindness?  If you need some ideas, here are some suggestions:  Simple Ways to Show You Care.

It is really true:  “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Sherri Maat

Sherri Maat

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