Sep 29, 2020

I wanna be like you...

 A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1


He walks into my class each week with a smile on his face. He always asks me how I am doing and how my weekend was. 

No matter the mood I am in each Monday, Eddie makes me smile. 

Eddie is a gentleman in every sense of the word. He is kind. He is joy. He is loyal. 

Before I ever met him, my friend had told me all about him. He had a reputation in our YogaFaith circle. He leaves an impression on everyone he meets. 

Eddie is a widower. 

He keeps himself busy by being a blessing to all who come across him. 

Rare do you meet someone as consistently kind as Eddie. 

There have been times I've walked out of teaching a yoga class feeling depleted. Feeling like the class did not go well. 

Without fail, Eddie will encourage me. He will speaks words of affirmation and tell me new things he is learning in class. 

Eddie is an angel on Earth. 

Jesus shines on Eddie's face. 

I want to be like Eddie. 

I want to be the aroma of Christ when I leave the room. 

I want people to see Jesus on my face, in my words, in my actions. 

Eddie has figured this out. 

Humility. 

Kindness. 

Joy. 

Peace. 

Love. 

If you don't have an Eddie in your life, strive to be an Eddie. 

Look around, notice those in your midst. 

Smile more. 

Laugh more. 

Ask questions more. 

Be a light in the dark.  Just like my friend, Eddie. 

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:14-16


keep shining Eddie, 


jill


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