Those feeling lonely and sad need to hear the words I love you.
Because we’re to love others is what Jesus Christ told us to do.
It’s amazing what a smile or another affirming act can achieve,
Try it, and you will be surprised at the response you’ll receive.

So as our heavenly Father gives us opportunities each day,
Let us determine to help others around us in unselfish ways.
We could greet some stranger we meet with a pleasant smile,
Or with some lonely person we might sit and visit a little while.

Many individuals are not able to leave their homes this day;
If unable to visit, we can intercede for them while we pray.
To others we might telephone, send a card, letter, or email,
But let’s manifest our love to others in some way without fail.


Heavenly Father, we miss so many opportunities to show affirmation to others. A smile, a pat on the back, or an affirming handclasp will be appreciated, so help us become more affirming to others. We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Doris Lisemby


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