May 6, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-Random Acts Of Kindness

It is amazing what a simple act of kindness can do for another person isn't it? We are living in times that the motto is "Do for yourself", "Never be on the giving end but take all that you can take". Or better yet... "I've NO time to show kindness to others".  
 There are so many different ways to show ACTS of KINDNESS that hardly take a lot of effort. Acts of kindness doesn't have to cost a ton of money. Acts of kindness can merely be the most simple thing in life but yet make the most impact.


Sometimes an act of kindness can simply be a hug, a pat on the back, or words of affirmation. Acts of kindness can be taking just a few minutes of your time to call a person just to see how they are doing or sending them a card to simply say, "Thinking about you today". A lot of times the greatest act of kindness is sharing ourselves with someone else.

In Matthew 10:42  Jesus speaks of sharing a cup of water. He isn’t speaking of just sharing a drink with someone. He’s talking about sharing ourselves; the practicality of living a Christian life; a life of relationships, both with God and with people. He’s talking about the humble act of giving a piece of ourselves to others.
 We never know how God can use just one simple act of kindness to speak volumes to another person's heart. It's the simple acts of kindness that has the most lasting effect!

 Random acts of kindness are a means by which we make a deliberate attempt to brighten another person's day by doing something thoughtful, nice, and caring. Kindness is a way of showing others that they count.

What act of kindness have you shown lately to another? 

 If you are too busy to show kindness to others....then you are TOO BUSY!

Our earthly acts of kindness my friend can be an eternal blessing for others!

Speaking of kindness I was a recipient of another person's kindness this week. Matter of fact...this act of random act of kindness came "just when I needed it". 

I had a package waiting on me when I got home.


 As soon as I saw the return address I knew it was from my "across the miles" sister in the Lord and blogging friend Debbie. We've been friends for a long time now. On one of my mountain trips Deb and I met for coffee and a long visit and needless to say our spirit's "just clicked". Spirit knows Spirit! We pray for one another, lift each other up when needed and well, we just love each other with a sisterly love.



 The suspense of "what's inside this tissue paper" didn't linger either I can tell you! 


As soon as I saw her card I knew she had made me something!!!

BEAUTIFUL! It matched my kitchen perfectly.



Don't you just love my dish towel?



Thank you Debbie for your act of kindness! And this act of kindness was a pure labor of love!



 Make a delebrate effort today to show kindness to someone! It's easy. 
Just be KIND!


Hugs and blessings, Cindy


23 comments:

  1. Cindy, what a wonderful post to read this morning! Look at you, lucky lady! That dish towel is adorable, I love it! What a friend you have in sweet Debbie, a show of kindness, indeed!
    Have a wonderful and blessed day!
    Nancy

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  2. I was so enjoying reading your words of wisdom about being kind and then when I got to the pictures of your package...well, I just burst into tears. Tears of joy that we can share in other's lives no matter how far we live from one another. "Spirit knows Spirit"....I adore that term. You truly are one of a kind and such an inspiration to me....and I HOPE you know how special you are and that you're loved by so many. I'm happy you liked your little towel...and that it matches! ;-) Love you, my Friend!

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    1. Awe Deb...I am so tickled with my beautiful dish towel. Made my day and believe me when I say it came at a needed time! You are one special lady and a special friend to me! Love you!

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  3. How sweet Cindy. Love the colors!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. I love the colors too! My kitchen has the mountain rustic type look but with lots of the Tuscan colors so it went beautifully with my decor!

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  4. I do love it! Perfect!! How fun to get a surprise like that in the mail!!

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  5. Cindy,
    What a beautiful towel!! I love it!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! The morning doves never leave the nest unattended so they will stay there and allow me to get up close and take pictures. They do not even appear afraid of me..
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. Thanks so much! I love it too! I could not get over how close you got to those doves! WOW!

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  7. Great post and a beautiful towel! It's neat to have the opportunity to meet other bloggers and share our lives. God bless you and yours!
    Beth

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  8. Cindy,
    I am really enjoying your midweek devotionals-such a blessing to me to have met you. As Christian women it is so important to stay connected and uplift one another. My heart overflowed when I saw the card and precious dish towel. Women being kind to other women, one of the sweetest gifts there is.
    Have a lovely and Blessed evening,
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you Jemma. It is truly a blessing to stay connected and encourage one another. I just shared that tonight in our ladies class at church. So important that we be an encourager. We never know the depth of one act of kindness.

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  9. Your words are true and we need more kindness especially in the Body of Christ since we do, in fact, represent Him! Love your little gift and it's the perfect example! Hope it's contagious and we all think of something we can do or say to be kind to others (especially the ones that are hard to love.)

    I love your spirit, dear lady!
    Mary

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    1. Thank you sweet lady! I love how God gives us just what we need when we need it and so very often He does it through acts of kindness.

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  10. What a pretty towel, Cindy! This is such a great post, and it reminds me of when my parents died in the 1980's. (my mother died in 1983 and my father died in 1984). Members of the church were so kind and made several meals for my (then) husband and I. One lady brought a plate of lasagna, another lady brought a whole chicken that she roasted and yet another lady brought a fruit salad. I can't begin to tell you how much these acts of kindness meant to me.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Linda. How precious to know and see the acts of God take place in our lives through the simple kindness of others. He is so good to us!

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  11. Yes, random acts of kindness may not seem like a big deal for us but, with God's blessing, they can make a big difference in someone else's life! You're new kitchen towel is so pretty and what a lovely surprise from a sweet friend!!

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    1. Thank ya mam for stopping by to see me today!

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  12. It seems I'm always catching up lately! I love your new dishtowel. What a sweet gift! Yes, I have done a random act of kindness that might seem like nothing to most folks. At the end of a girlfriend campout last week one of the new-to-the-group gals was having some trouble with her car. She lives not far from me, so I offered to follow her home - about two hours north on the freeway. It might seem like a small thing but when a gal is towing a trailer and having car concerns, it's a good thing! She did fine and I found that I loved traveling with her. There was an accident on the freeway ahead of us part way home. As traffic began to slow, she pulled into an exit lane to a rest stop area and I went right behind her. Imagine my surprise when we parked and found that one of the other gals from the weekend was already there! We decided to wait for traffic to start moving again - so we got food from our trailers and had a picnic together at a table under a big tree! She provided a tablecloth and 'real' plates and silverware from her trailer. What began as a random act of kindness on my part ended up being a treasured time for each of us. And her act of kindness to set a lovely picnic table was like frosting on the cake!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Wha a wonderful and encouraging story and act of kindness! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother's Day!

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  13. Loving your pictures and the simple and beautiful way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy