August 7, 2018

“And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” – Matthew 25: 40

Angela Peters, like most young ladies, loves to her fingernails done. She made her way to the nearest nail salon, located inside Walmart to treat herself to a manicure. Sadly, Angela was turned away from the nail salon and denied this small indulgence. Angela Peters is a young lady with cerebral palsy. Angela must use a wheelchair for mobility. She was turned away from the nail salon because her hands shake due to her cerebral palsy.

As Angela was leaving the salon she was approached by Ebony Harris. Ebony worked for Walmart and witnessed Angela being turned away. She did not want to see this young lady go away without her nails being done, so Ebony offered to do her nails herself. The two ladies picked out a nice color and found a table at the Subway restaurant next to the salon.

When Ebony was asked why she did such a nice thing for Angela she said she, “I just wanted make her day special. I did not want her to go away with her day ruined.” Ebony truly helped to make Angela’s day. Her actions not only blessed Angela’s life, but the lives of those who witnessed this beautiful act of kindness.

Ebony and Angela remind us all that everyone deserves to be treated well. Regardless of our skin color, gender, age, ability or disability, we should all treat each other with respect and kindness. When Ebony used her lunch break to help make Angela’s day she became an example for each of us that treating others well makes a better day for us all.

Rev. Keith King, Online Campus Pastor