The wife of a close friend and business colleague of decades recently underwent her second hip replacement.
When she was in hospital, her husband and I went to visit her daily during visiting hours. I then brought him to our home so he could enjoy hot meals graciously made and served by Mrs. E.
When she was discharged from hospital, and sent to a nursing home and infirmary for rest, recovery and physical therapy, her husband and I visited her daily.
She is home now. Her husband is back on the road. His job takes him all over North America. By pre-arrangement, when I finish my morning rounds of Chaplaincy, I drop by their home, bring her daily newspapers, magazines, knitting materials; and prepare meals for her to re-heat.
Today she told me that the greatest favor I did for her is that each time we met, I would remark that she looks better than the day before. She said she didn't feel better. But that hearing me say her color was improved, and that her energy was returning was a huge motivator in her wanting to feel better.
Sometimes, all it takes is noticing when someone does things right, and sharing it. There is value to saying positive truths. We don't always know the value of what we say when we say. It does matter, more than we think to those who hear it.
Try an experiment today. Catch someone in the act of doing something right, and let them know how well they are doing. Who can say how far reaching will be the good you do by being open, honest and positive?
Peace, Blessings and Letting Others Know They Do well. Enoch.