Friday, August 28, 2009
Pay it forward
Steve and I took a few moments to have a luncheon date at a fun restaurant to celebrate. When exiting the restaurant with my leftovers (I had visions of a great lunch at work the next day) a homeless man asked for them – without hesitating – we handed them over to him. He was grateful and thanked us.
Living in small town Kansas – we don’t experience these things on a daily basis. Going to the “big city” (while it is NO New York) is always fun to eat someplace different and shop at places we don’t have locally. It is harder to find ways to do those simple acts of kindness – reminded me that just saying “thank you” on a more regular basis to those around me and finding ways to smile or be friendly to people in my “busy life” path can make a difference too.
I’m not writing about this to “toot” my own horn – but just to share that I received a reminder that sometimes, those simple acts of “paying it forward” can make a difference in lives around us. Jesus paid it forward for all of us! So….go and pay it forward… with kindness. I need this reminder - this has been a tough week...another post at another time on that!
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossions 3:12
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