Let all that you do be done with love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Early last week, my area received several inches of snow. I donned my winter gear and shoveled my driveway. The next day, I cleared around my neighbor’s mailbox and was in the process of doing mine when I saw a young woman flailing her arms and pointing at me. She had pulled into the gas station on the corner and parked her car. At first, I thought she was looking for a residence, but she proceeded toward me.
Dressed in office work attire and suede boots, she hurried across the highway.
“Let me shovel for you,” she said.
Surprised, I replied, “You’re in dress clothes and this kind of work keeps me alive.”
“The snow is heavy. I shoveled around my mailbox yesterday,” she persisted.
I wrapped my arms around her, declined again, and thanked her for her kindness. “I’m a writer, ” I laughed. “This is definitely an earth angel story.”
She smiled and walked back to her car.
Let’s remember acts of kindness on Valentine’s Day. Driving an elderly person to the grocery store, getting their mail, delivering a hot meal or warm cookies to a shut-in is a real treat. Of course, the “I’m buying your meal” to the car behind you in a fast-food lane is always welcomed. An afternoon break for an overwhelmed mother with young children is a perfect gift. And who doesn’t like candy? I can guarantee whatever you do in love will be blessed.
Happy Valentine’s Day!