Sunday I flew home from Montana. In between flights, I visited the bathroom. On my way to wash my hands, I noticed the woman in front of my had a bit of toilet paper stuck to her leg. For just a second, I wondered if I should tell her because I didn’t want to embarrass her. But just that quickly, I knew I had to. NO ONE wants to walk around with toilet paper stuck to her leg — NO ONE!!!
It was so simple to tell her and she was grateful. It didn’t embarrass her, it didn’t embarrass me. It was the kind, polite, respectful thing to do.
Wednesday morning I received a text message from my sister asking about my Tuesday post. I quickly replied with what I thought was an accurate explanation of my post being dated wrongly. Clearly I misunderstood. She sent another clarifying text so I decided I better check it. Much to my surprise, the post for August 3 wasn’t at all right. Hmmm! What might have happened?
When I could, I powered up my computer to see if I could identify the trouble. It took about 3 minutes for me to determine what happened. It saddened me to realize I had changed the date and updated the post but in reality I had reverted the post to an earlier stage of writing. The post that appeared was about a third of my final writing for that day.
Don’t bother looking for the August 3 post. I trashed it because I didn’t have the energy to rewrite it. I thought it was brilliant but apparently it was expendable.
Next time you see someone with toilet paper on her shoe or the back of her leg, let her know. She doesn’t want it there. Next time you see my post doesn’t make sense, let me know. I don’t ever mean to finish mid-story! Thank you, Sharon, for letting me know it wasn’t up to snuff!! So grateful!
32Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.Ephesians 4:32
Who can you show kindness to today? Whether it be kindness, forgiveness or tenderheartedness, do it quickly without delay!
For those interested, I posted the rock art my sisters, mom and I did while together. I will post it again for anyone who didn’t get the full post on Monday!