Our family is in the midst of little league soccer season. My youngest son is playing and his enthusiasm is contagious. He is pretty good at the sport, but what makes it so great is that he loves it! He counts the days until the next game or practice. He loves his coach and teammates. He has moved up an age level this year and the players are working more like team, passing to each other and watching out for each other during play.
During the last game, my son scored two goals, they were the only goals of the game. In today's game the team scored eight goals. My son came up afterwards to me and said, "I didn't score today, but I blocked".
What a powerful truth those words can hold. In life, sometimes we score, sometimes we block. Sometimes we do great things, we excel, we achieve, we meet our goal - we score! There are also times we see the needs of others, sometimes they are sad or hurting, we block their hits. We look out for them so they can score. We stand beside them, encourage them, we pray for them and provide a buffer for them while they regain their strength. Scoring and Blocking are equally important. Wisdom comes in knowing when to score and when to block.
This week was a bit tiring for me, today I got a beautiful, short email to let me know that someone was thinking of me, what a great block! It doesn't take much to show kindness that has an wonderful effect on others.