Twenty days into the new year and the word “exercise” and all it conjures up, is rapidly losing its popularity!
There is a form of “exercise” that has outlasted any gym membership, any new fangled equipment and is and will continue to be the best exercise you could ever do for your heart! And it just happens to be my favorite kind of exercise!
“There is NO better exercise for the heart than BENDING down and LIFTING people up. You’ll just never know how it can be a BLESSING to others as God blesses your Kind Heart.”
Bending down and lifting people up – when their stuck seeing only the negative – when they are hurt and their pain is so great they can barely speak – when their emotions are raw . Sometimes all that is needed is to just LISTEN. Listening doesn’t require you to do anything. It doesn’t mean you have to solve the problem, it simply means being present, conveying that you truly care to hear.
The blessing of “listening” – plain old “listening” with the intent to be present, to allow your heart to mirror compassion is the best form of exercise that you can do in service to others and yourself. It doesn’t require fancy equipment or a trainer but it does require you to exercise your heart to love unconditionally.
Bending down to perceive their situation, to lovingly place yourself in their shoes and understand where they are AND when they are ready, holding out a hand to lift them back up is and will always remain the best kind of exercise!