What Are You Waiting For?
By Kay Heitsch • December 17, 2018
You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
How many times have we said, "Oh I'll do that tomorrow." Sometimes tomorrow never comes and we find ourselves saying, "Boy, I wish I hadn't put that off."
Our family has been friends with Betty for many years. Over the years we shared phone calls and birthday cards. Betty sent our youngest son Brandon a birthday card with $5.00 in it until he graduated.
This past November I called Betty to see how she was and what she had done on her birthday. I was quite surprised when Betty didn't answer the phone; instead her daughter Carol did. Carol told me that her mom had gone downhill fast and she was now in Hospice care. Carol handed the phone to Betty. I talked briefly to her and let her know we loved her.
As soon as I got off the phone I sent a text to Brandon to let him know Betty wasn't doing well. Little did I know that Brandon stopped what he was doing and immediately sent flowers to Betty.
You can imagine how proud I was of Brandon when Carol called the next day letting me know how much Betty loved the flowers Brandon had sent. A few days later Betty died.
You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
About the author: Kay is the mother of three children and grandmother of two. Her oldest son Todd was killed instantly in a car accident when he was 16. It was shortly after Todd's death that she entered into a personal relationship with God. From that day on her life has taken a radical change for the better.
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