Sunday, July 1, 2018

Weekend Inspiration: The Power of Smiles and Hugs

Never Underestimate The Power of Love

Have you ever been in a mood? You know what I mean. Everything irritates you and you don't like anyone or anything. I was in that kind of a mood this morning before church. And, of course, today was a day when I just happened to be helping to lead the service. Great day to be in a foul mood! But then, a wonderful thing happened. I got to church and started to hear the scriptures and sing the hymns. We celebrated communion and I thought about the wonderful and awesome sacrifice of my Lord and Savior. And, on top of that my sisters in Christ offered me numerous smiles, winks, hugs, affirmations and love. What a difference all that love made! My negative mood lifted and I felt joy and happiness. All this to say, we should never underestimate the power of love. Whether it's given through a smile, a hug, kind words, however, these things hold great power to make someone's day so much better. Believe me, I know from experience!!

"In Him we live and move and have our being."
Acts 17:28



Karen said...

Sure have been in "that mood"! I find this no coincidence that it happened to you before your planned role at church. We have that enemy prowling around.... How wonderful that your friends, the music and the words turned it all around for you. God is good! I had something similar happen last week. My friend from work who was let go came back for an appointment and sent me a message to see if I had a few minutes to chat. When I saw her we laughed and hugged and then had a wonderful time talking and catching up. I felt light as air going back to my office on what had been a typical tense day. I immediately thanked God for that time we had and for the huge blessing this was in my day. Friends are a blessing and can be so uplifting. We have to remember to always be there for them in the same way!

Debbie Styles Life said...

You're so right, Karen. Being there for our friends is really important. Sometimes I think that when I do the "little things" like a hug or smile, that it doesn't count for much, but that is not true at all! Glad you got to have time with your friend!!

Sharon said...

I have had days as you described, and even a stranger smiling or offering a kind word helps, but a hug from a friend can help lots of life's challenges.