I rarely share songs on Facebook but this song meant a lot to me when Vince was sick and when I’d feel myself about to fall apart, I’d listen to this song. Sometimes it made me cry but in the end, it always reminded me to pray and trust that in the end, whatever happened was in God’s hands.
I shared the song on Facebook on Friday and didn’t know that a friend’s husband had passed away during the night until she commented on my post saying that was a song she needed to hear that day. Today this is part of a note she sent me today.
Judy, I just had to share this with you. Today was my husband’s funeral. I had the soloist sing One Pair of Hands because you had shared that song on FB last week. I did not know what music I wanted & when I heard that song. That was it.
She went on to thank me for sharing the song on Facebook. The day of her husband’s funeral, she writes to thank me! After I read her note, I began thinking . . what were the chances of me posting that song, that day, at that time when I so rarely post songs there. We never know how the words we say will affect others, how our words/actions (even on Facebook and especially on Facebook) can hurt, help, lift others.
I want to be kinder and more considerate. I want to notice people who need uplifting or who need a little pick me up. There are so many hurting people and we often don’t even know they’re hurting. Me guess is we can all do better at treating others the way we want to be treated and that’s something I want to keep front and center as I go through this year . . and hopefully the rest of my life.