A good spring snow has hit us here in KS. Whopper drifts, heavy, deep and wet snow. The kids loved it – school let out a little early on Friday, as the storm was moving in. Saturday, the sun came out and so did all the neighbors and their kiddos – working to clear driveways. It was hard work – one neighbor who farms brought in a JD tractor and did his right away and went on to his rentals and others I’m sure.
But our kind Mr Brown neighbor cleared our drive for us and those of a few others too. Didn’t want anything for it – I love folks like that who help others out of the goodness of their hearts. Pay it forward. It was just yesterday that I did a random act of kindness….is this God already paying me back? I didn’t expect payback – isn’t it wonderful when it happens. So for his gas expense, I asked him to take some money and clear another neighbors whose husband has health challenges and she is a busy mom of two. He didn’t want the money but in my convincing way he took it and said he’d pass it on. Then he did, to some youngin’s who were helping clear some other peoples drives.
Giving and receiving – such joys. I know in Fargo there is a lot of good will helping going as the flood waters rise and I’m extra grateful for the time we had up north with clear passage through Fargo ND as we traveled. Now I’ll pray that my parents don’t flood like they did in 1997 and that the good will of others will help them as their time of trial by flood comes again. Pay it forward…God calls us to do this.