There is a reason it is called a Challenge, you really have to put some thought into spreading kindness. This week I sent several letters to some friends that I had not kept in touch with recently and let them know how they had been a blessing to me personally. I also sent a couple of messages via Facebook and one text to another friend. I ended my challenge by leaving a small, "sweet" gift for my mail carrier:)
One lesson I learned this week is that kindness takes thought. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the day to day that we forget to look around to see how we can be a blessing to others. I am glad I took the challenge and hope that I can make it a point to reach out to at least one person a week by being kind. Perhaps that is what was partly implied in Proverbs 31 verse 20: "She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hand to the needy." This verse implies that she is actively looking for ways to reach out to those around her. Needs don't always have to be material, many people suffer from emotional needs like loneliness and receiving a call, text or letter is all it takes to encourage and brighten their day.
I hope this challenge was a blessing to you and that you will continue to look for opportunities to be kind. You never know how much of an impression that kind deed will leave in the hearts of the recipient or the ripple effect it can start, like it did to these two young boys.
"A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple"
I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.
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