Monday, August 31, 2015
Acts of Kindness
My husband and I have been blessed by a few friends from the Bible study I lead who have supplied meals for us. Hubby has been working full time while also trying to keep up with dishes, laundry, garbage, yard work, grocery shopping.... you name it, he's been having to do it.
With the time off housework I thought I'd be able to write and do other creative things. Unfortunately that hasn't happened as much as I'd like. My poor brain has been in a fog and refuses to cooperate when it comes to concentrating to the level I need to work on my novel.
Several weeks ago we had some beautiful, cool weather. I turned off the air conditioner and wanted to let the light breeze blow through the house. Only trouble was I wasn't able to lift the windows to do so. A friend dropped by for a few minutes to deliver a meal for the evening. She was on her lunch break and only had a short time but she opened my kitchen windows for me, allowing the cool wind to blow through the house. You'll never know how much that simple act of kindness blessed me.
This same friend had visited earlier in the week and brought me lunch and these beautiful flowers. She didn't do anything extravagant but she blessed me in so many ways. Her acts of kindness made me think of those who are in need, hurting, discouraged, etc. who would be extremely blessed by a simple act of kindness.
I can't do a lot right now, but I will be on the lookout for ways I can bless others. Sometimes all it takes is a note of encouragement. It doesn't take much to bless someone's life.
How have you been shown kindness recently?