Small Acts Of Kindness

I want to share a thought that’s often on my mind with you good folks this morning. Have you ever had someone, even a total stranger, do something nice for you completely unexpected? How did that make you feel? I’ll bet you never forgot it.

I often think about the various people that have touched my life. Even when their act or words seemed like it’s the tiniest thing, I never forgot it. It makes me wonder if there is something I could do to touch the lives of others, even complete strangers….

I have lived in several US state and moved around within each one several times. Once again, I find myself a newbie in this Tate county MS area. I developed a little habit that started back in 1990. I was just a teenager then, so much yet to learn! I do this little habit each time I move to a new neighborhood…

I seek out the local civil and public servants that the neighborhood depends on to help and protect them. The local police, fire fighters, EMT’s, ER staff, animal control, etc etc. I try to MAKE THE TIME to visit with them and bring them something that I fresh baked.

They might be strangers to me right now, but I’m sure they’ll appreciate knowing they matter to folks they don’t know yet. And isn’t a stranger just someone we haven’t met yet?

They work tirelessly for us so much. They are there for us when we need them. They don’t always feel appreciated for what they do and give. Shouldn’t we think of them sometimes other then just when we need them? How about showing them some small act of kindness….

I would like to encourage you not to stop there. Think of anyone in your community, even if it’s a complete stranger to you, and show them some random act of kindness. Don’t forget the compliments too. All day it seems the world is bombarding us with demands and complaints. Let’s not forget to thank folks and show them genuine appreciation.

I’d love to hear your story and thoughts on this subject. I hope to somehow be of encouragement to you today! God bless…

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