“Never Suppress A Generous Thought” – Camilla Kimball When I heard this quoted in General Conference years ago it made total sense to me but it wasn’t until later that it really hit home. I was teaching relief society at the time and after church one Sunday as I was walking out to my car a sister came walking from her car across the parking lot to tell me that she appreciated my lesson. She said, “you know, I think it but rarely do I actually say it and I just wanted you to know that I’m thankful.” Then she walked off. As I got in my car to head home I thought about what she said, “rarely do I actually say it” and it just struck me so strongly this time. How many times do I think a wonderful thought about someone and NEVER share it? It’s not out of being rude or not wanting to share. Most of the time it’s just bad timing! They’re in the middle of a lesson or talk or maybe I’m doing something and tell myself I tell them later and then I forget or I don’t say something because I don’t want it to come across as weird. We think kind things about others but do we remember to share them too? Can you relate? How many times have you thought something wonderful and good about someone and didn’t share it with them? Either because it wasn’t convenient or maybe because you weren’t sure if it’d come across as weird. But…HOW WILL THEY EVER KNOW what you’re thinking and feeling UNLESS you TELL THEM. (I think that’s a song… “how will they know unless you shoooooow them?” – CSB p. 182) We can’t know. We can guess, we can assume but most of … Continue reading Never Suppress A Generous Thought – Why it’s important to share your kindness with others- and it’s not the reason you think.
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