Today started out like a normal workday making calls and following up with clients but then my normal routine took a turn.
I called a client who I knew was alone. She recently lost her son and her mother. We exchanged greetings and then I told her,”Merry Christmas. I know that it has been tough year but I want you to know that you are loved. ” She started crying and that’s what it occurred to me that there is probably many more who feel this sadness and loneliness this year with Covid that need to hear they are loved.
Here’s some of the list from my calls today:
– A client who was isolated in a nursing home
– a lonely widow
– a client suffering with cancer
One client in particular made an impact on me. I knew he recently had lost his wife of sixty years . I told him I’m sorry again for your loss and Merry Christmas. He said it meant a lot and wanted to share a quick story. He said not only was his wife the love his life but she was the only girl he ever kissed. They dated since they were fifteen. This teared me up￼￼￼￼￼.
His story blessed me.
So am telling you, it’s not too late! Who can you call and make a difference and share the true joy of Christmas? You have two full days. Can you make them count? Can you cheer somebody up?
” Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? …”Philippians 2:1￼