I was recently in line at an airport restroom. I had made my way to the front of the line when the next stall opened. It was one of the bigger stalls made to accommodate wheelchairs. I walked in, and as I was closing the door, I noticed the woman behind me in line had a stroller with a beautiful baby laying inside. Making the quick assumption that this bigger stall would be much more accommodating for her, I opened the door back up and asked her if she would like to use this stall. She did and was grateful, so I moved to the next open stall.
As I was washing my hands, another woman came up to me and said how nice she thought my gesture was and how not many people would have done what I did.
I don’t say this to boast. I’m fairly certain any one of you would have done the same, but I wanted to share this story as a reminder, as it reminded me that day: people are always watching.
On this particular day, someone was watching when I happened to be doing something nice, but this definitely isn’t the case all of the time. People are also watching on the days I have a short temper and the days my stubbornness gets the best of me.
We all have off days, but we must do our best to be cognizant of our actions and what they say about us. Scripture tells us that people will know we are followers of God by the love we show others. Even our small actions can have a big impact.
Next time you are in a situation that can go one of two ways, choose kindness. Choose love. You never know who could be watching.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:35)
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