“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”-Romans 12:15
Just like most of America, I am currently obsessed with NBC’s new show “This is Us”. I feel like it is just a show for everyone and is something everyone can relate to.
Recently, one of the side characters passed away. Then suddenly random people started contacting their family members and saying how this person had totally changed their life and the lives of others.
The person that struck me the most was the mailman who came over, not realizing the man had passed away, to ask how he was doing. Once he found out he was heartbroken and started to tear up.
He said that the man had stopped often just to talk to him, and people just don’t do that anymore. They had become good friends just because the guy stopped to talk to him on his morning walks.
All I could think about after this episode was what the mailman had said.
What are we doing in our seemingly ordinary lives that is extraordinary to someone else?
I believe wholeheartedly that we are placed into the paths of other people’s lives so that we may encourage, uplift, show faith to, and love. But it is up to us to decide if we will take the time to do these things.
A simple hello in passing, or a “really, how are you doing” or an “I am thinking about you” can make all the difference in someone’s seemingly ordinary day.
What a beautiful legacy to leave behind.