I have received many of these heartwarming stories by email over the years, but I do not recall every having read this one.
Thank you for sharing this! This one is priceless!
I believe it is truly the things that we do with true kindness from our heart that make a difference in the lives of others. I believe this is truly how they see Christ in us. It's not something contrived, something we "force" ourselves to do. Oh yes, there are times I've had to "force" myself to "do the right thing". In fact, just a few nights ago we went to dinner with friends, and the lady behind me very rudely shoved my chair back as I stood up. Thankfully I had cleared the chair before this happened- but I found it odd that a chair could bother her so much when it was not even touching her. In this situation, I had to truly pray that God would help me to "do the right thing", not say anything to her, etc.
I believe times like these are different than the things we do when it is just an overwhelming desire to do what is right and impact others lives in a positive way.
God bless you, Mary, for sharing this story.