What Are You Waiting For?

By Kay Heitsch • April 9, 2021

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 from high school.

Shortly after Betty's birthday, I called to see how she was and what she had done on her birthday. I was pretty 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.

kayAbout 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.

Follow her blogs, Let the SON Shine! and Insights 4 Living.


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