Joy Break: Making a Difference

By Nancy Flory Published on January 14, 2019

When we turn on our television or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? Those stories are still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

A Sheriff’s deputy went out of his way to have lunch on the side of the road with a homeless man last week in Madison County, Tennessee. Elizabeth McClain and Patti Crowe Walker witnessed the deputy sharing his lunch with the man and snapped a picture. McClain posted on her Facebook page that the officer made a difference — not only for the homeless man but also for her. 

I don’t know this man or this officer but what I do know is that today they made a difference. A difference in the way I think and hopefully a difference in the way you think as well. I’ve always supported the blue community but something about this officer truly touched my heart. This is the side of law enforcement no one sees. Social media shows the tragedy and hides the testimony. This Sheriff’s deputy made a difference today, and no amount of hatred towards his profession can take that away.

Among all of the troubles in today’s world we all too often forget one important thing: that we are all just human. We are not black or white, Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative we are only human. Everyone deserves love and respect. Everyone deserves to feel important.

Our beliefs or opinions shouldn’t affect how we treat other people. We all need each other and it’s about time we pick our selfs (sic) up off ground and start acting like it.

So share this and see if we can show this officer that his act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed, and pay it forward the next time you feel called to show someone love in a world filled with hate.

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