What refreshes you? Is it a cool glass of water? Or sitting on the porch with some friends? Watching a beautiful sunset? For me, it is spending time with people I love and creating memories with them that I can treasure.
We all find our strength in different things but Jordan shared some notes from a sermon she heard with me this week that made me think about what refreshes us. The preacher quoted from Proverbs 11:25, “A generous person will prosper, whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
How can we refresh others? First, I think you have to know how to refresh yourself. If you don’t know how to refresh yourself, there is no way you can refresh others.
Once you’ve figured that out, show up for someone else. Be vulnerable because it is easier for someone to open up to you if they know that you, too, have struggles. Then, ask what you can do. Bear their burdens. Walk in their shoes. Invite them to join you in your journey. Knowing someone and being known by them will refresh you more than an ice cold glass of water on a hot July afternoon.
Christy Crow is an attorney with Jinks, Crow & Dickson, P.C.