Just a simple act of kindness lets someone know that you care. It tells them you are thinking about them. It shows Christ’s love to those who need a ray of sunshine in their lives.
All of this has led me to start the “Kindness Challenge” for the month of November!
The idea, rather, is just to keep myself accountable. The idea is to encourage, uplift, and inspire myself to show others where our kindness and joy comes from.
The kind act doesn’t have to be monetary, but it could be.
I remember way back when Daniel and I were dating. We prayed for our meal while dining out and a kind couple payed for our meal. What a blessing that was! More recently we were dining out and a nice man and his wife were walking in before us. They stopped, held the door for us, said hi with a big smile and let us go first. Their kindness made our day.
So you see two different scenarios, one monetary and one just a nice smile. Both went a long way with us. I hope to do a little of both this month. I am praying that the Lord will guide me as to who, when, where, and how I am supposed to go about this every day.
Here are some ideas I have...
•Surprise your friend with her favorite coffee drink on a rough day
•Deliver a crock pot dinner to a friend when they have a hectic day
•Deliver a meal to someone who is sick
•Stop by the neighbors with a plate of fresh cookies
•Ask someone how their day is…and really mean it
•Send a kind encouraging note in your spouse/kids lunch bag
•Send a hand written card via snail mail (so much better than email)
•Lend a kind word to someone who looks down
•Reach out to someone you have never talked to before
I am asking for you to join me this month!
Let's show kindness in everyday ways.
If you are with me on this journey please leave me a comment and let me know you are joining in!!
This post is linked to Works for me Wednesday at www.wearethatfamily.com