A New Look?

Did you see it? My new look? No I am not talking about the fact that I finally got a haircut. Yes, that happened. But that is not what I am talking about. Let me give you another view.

Did you see my mask? It says- Be Kind. This will be my new look for a while as I go out in public. A friend of mine from China, who lives in my state, told me her mother wanted to make a mask for me. Her mother wanted to know what I wanted my mask to say. I replied- Be Kind.

Kindness is so needed these days. We are all living in what seems like a pressure cooker at times with the pandemic, protests, in some places riots, and more. My desire is to show the love and kindness of Jesus to those I interact with.

Yesterday I went to the organic food store I go to sometimes. I saw the young woman I met last year who has the semi-colon tattoo. The semi colon tattoo is a symbol of someone who has thought about suicide, but chose not to. A semi colon is a pause in a sentence not the end of a sentence like a period- or full stop- so the semi colon tattoo represents someone choosing to continue their life not end it.

She saw my mask and smiled. We talked for a little bit. We talked about how I noticed the semi colon tattoo. I reminded her that I care about her and that if she ever needs to talk to let me know. I also joked that I don’t like needles, so I wouldn’t be getting the tattoo. People also get the tattoo to show support. She had a Sharpee, so I agreed to let her draw one on me.

We need acts of kindness now more than ever. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. The more I spend time with Jesus, the more I will be able to show people his kindness. Please join me in showing kindness to others.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

49 thoughts on “A New Look?

  1. I love it! And as one who has experienced surviving suicide, thank you for sharing about this young lady and the semi-colon. I had not heard of doing that. I am needle adverse myself, but I do have plenty of Sharpies! πŸ™‚

      1. Her surgery is this coming Tuesday we leave Monday because it will be in Albany, N.Y. we live in Pa. I know she is scared which is normal and so am I but my hope is found in my Lord and Savior, for He is my rock

  2. This so sweet. May be this is the only thing I like about the mask. You can always write something nice on it especially in these times when we do need to show kindness to others.

  3. Haircut finally!I bet you lost all your strength, Samson….oops brother Matt.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜›πŸ€—πŸ’ͺπŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈ

  4. Nope that won’t do the trick…..you’ll have to wait until it all grows back now πŸ€£πŸ˜›πŸ˜‰πŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈ

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