“Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Else’s Cloud”–Maya Angelou
Tomorrow I plan to see someone I know is going through a major life challenge. She’s facing decisions she never thought she would ever have to make. I feel her pain and sorrow. My heart aches for her. There is not much I can do or say that will take her pain away, but I do know that she is feeling very much alone and afraid. So tomorrow I will give her a hug and let her cry if she wants too.
Chances are, you too know someone who is experiencing a hardship. And more than likely that person is having difficulty navigating through a sea of despair and is feeling lonely and afraid. You may not have the answer or the solution to what troubles them, but your act of kindness however big or small may have a lasting impact, so much so that the cloud of despair is lifted.
Here’s what you can do to help someone who is in a season of clouds:
- Pray for that person.
- Pray with that person.
- Be present.
- Give a hug.
- Help in whatever way you can, be it financial, cook a meal or a lift to the hospital, etc.
Listen to Dr. Maya Angelou describe the blessings from the many rainbows that helped her.