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On being nice!

 I have noticed a very nice that thing that has happened on many, many occasions since Devo's accident!  It just seems that every person, whether they know Dev or not, go out of their way to either, hold a door open, clear the way, or even let him go in front of them!  It usually isn't a big deal , but the gesture sure goes a long way in the lives of Charlotte, Nicole, and possibly Devon!  But my question is this!  If one can do this for a kid in a wheelchair, then why not do it, unsolicited, for just some ordinary folks?  Wouldn't the world be so much a better place if we would all take a few moments to be kinder, and gentler, and more compassionate?  It is not that hard, but it sure would make a big difference in the life of whomever benefitted from our act!

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
(Colossians 3:12-13)

What a very important command!  It, more or less, is our roadmap to getting closer to Jesus!  As we go through our daily routines, I think we get into the habit or mindset that we are too busy, or just don't have enough time to practice some of these "suggestions!"   Let someone get in front of you in line, I don't think so!  Forgive someone who wasn't very kind to you, never!  We are God's chosen people, we really need to act like it!  Whether we like it or not, people watch us!  If we aren't kind, or if we aren't humble, or if we don't show compassion, what does that say about Jesus?  He chose us to spread the Word, but we can't just talk about it!  We have to let our actions match up with our words!  Not just for a kid in a chair, but for everybody!  Goodnight and thank you Lord for giving Devon the comfort of your love, and for giving the people around him the compassion to make a difference!  Dana