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Wednesday April 09th 2014, 9:50 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life,Lupus

My lupus group meets once a month and I’ve already missed two months this year. But somehow, today felt different and for the past few days I’ve felt like I must not brush this one off–I must go.

Actually, I was going to take a friend to the airport this morning, hoping it wouldn’t make me late (and that, once late, I wouldn’t go oh forget it); but another friend stepped forward to offer to do the ferrying without even knowing it was being a problem for me and suddenly my path to that meeting was wide open.

There is no such thing as a small act of kindness.

Due to all kinds of unusual circumstances all playing out on one day, after the first of the two hours we were scheduled for there were only three of us there. I shut the door to the loud voices in the hospital hallway that were drowning ours out, which gave us our privacy.

And one woman in that room had needed to be heard. One does not open up one’s inner soul in a noisy crowd, but two friends, she decided she would.

The rest of that story would be hers to tell alone and not mine.  It was one of those moments where one could look back years later at how the pieces fell into place for her sake and how it all began at last to come out okay.

I fervently pray.

I gave her a hug and she was grateful. I was, too.

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Put this in capital letters.

There is no such thing as a small act of kindness.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.10.14 @ 8:56 am

So glad you were there.

Comment by RobinM 04.10.14 @ 11:04 am

No coincidences. I’ll pray too, for whatever it is you’re praying for.

Comment by Channon 04.10.14 @ 7:12 pm

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