You too could be the snowdrop that has bloomed from under the hedge

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Thought For The Week

I was on my way to pay a visit to a friend when I decided to take the scenic route rather than go along the main road.

This year I would encourage us all to look around and help those in need.

As I slowed down to go round the bend I saw a sight that made me smile and lift me from the winter blues.

There tucked under the hedge showing their perfect white heads was a large clump of snowdrops.

I began to think of the wonder and pleasure these small flowers would give to those passing by. It is a definite sign of spring, new growth and new beginnings.

As we journey through our lives there are those we meet who are like those small flowers, tucked away and going about their daily lives unnoticed but appear when needed to cheer our day and help us through difficult times and share our joys.

The Church is now in the season of Lent and I usually encourage our young ones to do something special rather than give something up which can be just as difficult.

This year I would encourage us all to look around and help those in need.

Our acts of kindness don’t have to have a monetary value – there is much we can give. Maybe we only need to smile, say hello, carry a bag, lend a helping hand or be a listening ear.

You too may then be the snowdrop that has bloomed from under the hedge.

Rev Barbara Hutchinson

Pilgrim Hospital Chaplain