Longview, TX 22:39
It is hard to believe that I woke up 20 hours ago. A car ride, bus ride, plane ride, rail ride, plane ride, and a car ride later I'm sitting in bed writing a blog post. Of all things Jo! Go to sleep! But here I am, and my heart is full.
In the airport today I came across a U.S. Army service man and thanked him for serving our country. The look of surprise and sincere gratitude in his eyes made my own well up with tears as I turned away. I had forgotten how powerful a few simple words could be.
How often do I swallow the words in my mouth instead of my pride or business? Anyone can hold back negativity, but that isn't enough. I want to go the extra mile and say kind and true things, even to strangers. I want to speak with purpose and I want my words to bring life to the hearers.