Kind Eyes & Recovery

Gentleness is a life preserver. It comes in many forms, like kind eyes or kneeling beside another in need. An inner strength of humility and hope, one I don't always have but I ask for help regaining when I feel it draining.

He was kneeling beside her, watching, his kind eyes life preservers thrown to a drowning woman. She held them.
— A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny

Gentleness is a life preserver. It comes in many forms; in the natural ways we long to nurture those in need like in the heart of adoption and in parenting and in mentoring; 

She named him Moses, saying “I drew him out of the water.”
— Exodus 2:10

Gentleness is a life preserver; letting others know they are not alone, they have someone on their side.

If the Lord had not been on our side- let Isreal say-
if the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us,
when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away.
— Psalms 124:1-5
It’s National Recovery Month, and I’m asking you to consider where you need recovery in your life? Stop. Take a breath. Consider 
— Seth Haines

Yes, stop. take a breath. consider. and pray. Praying words is fine. but letting your pause be a prayer; that works too. Inhale; acknowledge your need. Exhale; let this be your plead for rescue. 

Then as we go on with our day let us offer kind eyes, a nurturing heart, and our simple presence; knowing though seeming small it may be a life preserver.