I truly believe that when you do random acts of kindness you make this world a better place.
I just read and watched a video about a coffee hut out in Oregon whose employees saw a woman crying in her car at the drive thru and found out her husband had just passed away. The employees offered her a free coffee and something more. The three young men grasped her hand and prayed with her for peace in the situation and that she and her family make it through this trying time.
A woman behind this car snapped a photo and learned the story when she got to the window, then shared the moment on FB. The story went viral. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.
I gave the kids (3 that I drive home) Valentine’s candies. I wanted them to know that I love them and they’re teens, so candy was a good choice. They were thrilled. Yesterday, the one gal confessed that she was sad she hadn’t gotten me anything. I immediately told her that I expect nothing from what I do; because I do it from my heart.
I have always done random acts of kindness in this life. I just love to make others happy. I love to see the smile in their eyes. I love to touch peoples hearts.
This month, I’ve sent a painting to my friend in NYC. She loved it. I’m sending another to a friend in TN this week, along with a few bracelets for her and her two best friends and her mom. Why? Because that’s what I do.
I have helped strangers. I have prayed in the supermarket for the cashier’s sister, who was in the hospital. I’ve given my last dollar to a stranger in need. I’ve hugged people who were crying, just to show them that someone in this world cared enough to just be there. I have listened to people with my heart and not just waited for them to stop talking so I could say something.
This world needs more of these types of things. I know I can’t save the world; but I can touch the people that I meet in my world. We all need to take a step back, stop watching our phones and reconnect with people on a personal level. Open our eyes to what is going on and not just let life pass us by.
I hope I am raising my son to be the kind of person I want to see in this world. Of all the songs that Michael Jackson has made, I do believe that “Man in the Mirror” is what we all need to make the change, to be the good in the world.
Plus this is what God is talking about!!! Jesus said there are only two commandments: 1. Love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. 2. Love your neighbor as yourself. That’s it! So, why are we being such bad neighbors?
Yes, we have bad neighbors. People who are hurting others in horrible ways; but we are also to hate the sin, not the person. We need to lift these people up to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to help that person. I don’t know what broke them; but God does and He is in control. He can help. I know it in my heart.
I pray for this world. I pray for my country. I pray for those who are in harms way. I pray for those who need food, shelter, love, better lives, etc. I sometimes pray for so long that I finish, look at the clock and can’t believe all the time that has gone by. LOL!
I want the world to be like it was when I grew up. I want home town friends. I want kindness to be something we do, not something I have to be reminded to do on FB. Kindness should be a given from the heart, not something we tell others they need to do, share, practice.
I’m looking in the mirror. I’m doing what I’ve always done, sharing my kindness. What about you?