Listen to the Angel on Your Shoulder – Daily Prompt (Tender)

Tender

It’s not uncommon that people talk to themselves either out loud or in their heads. In fact, it’s so common even cartoons acknowledge it with an angel and devil on each shoulder.

It’s okay to debate between two choices. Not everybody knows what the right thing to do is right away.

The devil is usually the easier choice, because the angel means getting out of our ways sometimes — and we’ve all got such busy lives, don’t we?

Is it really that hard to pause by a car with a flat tire and ask if they need help? To be tender to a homeless person by eating a burrito with them and asking about their lives? To let a tired elderly person get ahead of you in line at the grocery store?

Is it really that hard to pick the angel?

Next time you’re in line at the grocery store and the single parent with three children in front of you is $1.17 short, pay it for them if you can. When you see somebody crying on their own, be tender and ask if they need somebody to talk to.

Listen to the angel on your shoulder. Show sympathy. You don’t know their story and you don’t have to. All you see is somebody in need. If it’s within your means, always choose to help.

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