Monday, February 12, 2018


A woman named Nancy heard a friend refer to her physician as “a fine Christian gentleman.” Soon thereafter Nancy had an appointment with that doctor. She passed along to him the compliment she had heard. He hardly seemed to notice. But a week later she received the following handwritten note from him. “Dear Nancy, the last time you were in the office you did a wonderful, encouraging thing for me. I was down at the time and you really lifted my spirit. You passed along a kind compliment. I know I fail many times, but that compliment inspired me to keep on trying. Thanks, Your Physician.”

Every day we interact with many people. Some are dejected, discouraged, or in despair. A kind, affirming word can make someone’s day, maybe even save a life.