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Friday, February 20, 2009

Timeless Kindness

Kindness is shown in so many ways, and through so many people. The following story is told in the late 1800’s by Margaret McIntire Burgess about a leader in our church, Joseph Smith. Regardless of religious affiliation, a person can’t help being touched by such a simple kind act.

“My older brother and I were going to school, near to the building which was
known as Joseph’s brick store. It had been raining the previous day, causing the
ground to be very muddy, especially along that street. My brother Wallace and I
both got [our feet] in the mud, and could not get out, and of course, child-like, we began to cry, for we thought we would have to stay there. But looking up, I beheld the loving friend of children, the Prophet Joseph, coming to us. He soon had us on higher and drier ground. Then he stooped down and cleaned the mud from our little, heavy-laden shoes, took his handkerchief from his pocket and wiped our tear-stained faces. He spoke kind and cheering words to us, and sent us on our way to school rejoicing.”

It doesn't take much to help someone feel better.

3 comments:

Fiauna said...

I love that story. I imagine that Thomas S. Monson is the same.
BTW, I love your blog. Please keep up the good work.

LittlePeopleWealth said...

How sweet :)

Shauna said...

Beautiful! Thank You for sharing!
♥ Hugs :)