Motivation Monday

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

A Year of Compassion

It was a somber Christmas season when my world turned upside down. My husband’s unexpected passing left me grappling with grief and navigating the overwhelming void that accompanied loss. In the midst of my darkest days, a coworker emerged as an unexpected beacon of light.
She extended her kindness without hesitation, taking me under her wing when I needed it most. As the holiday season approached, a time that should have been filled with warmth and joy, it felt colder and lonelier than ever.
But every week, without fail, a small yet significant gesture arrived in my mailbox. It was a card from my coworker, each one adorned with heartfelt sentiments like “Just Thinking of You” or “Hang in There.” Inside these cards, I found solace, a reminder that even in my profound grief, someone cared enough to reach out and offer a glimmer of support.
Week after week, the cards kept coming. Through the changing seasons, the ebb and flow of emotions, and the challenging moments when moving forward seemed impossible, those simple expressions of kindness sustained me. It wasn’t just about the cards; it was about the consistent and unwavering presence of compassion during a time when my world had shattered.
As Christmas approached, the cards took on a special significance. In the midst of festive decorations and twinkling lights, I found comfort in the routine of receiving those messages of care. Each card became a lifeline, a lifeline that, in many ways, saved me.
That Christmas, as I opened another card, I realized the depth of the impact this simple act of kindness had on my healing journey. The pain was still present, but the weight had eased, replaced by the warmth of a compassionate gesture that extended far beyond words.
The kindness of my coworker became my lifeline for an entire year. It was a gift that went beyond the holiday season, transcending grief and loneliness. In the face of tragedy, her consistent and thoughtful gestures reminded me that, even in the darkest moments, there is a capacity for light and love.
~ Jean Miller

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