Do you need a little pick me up today? Well, I have an idea. Are you game?
Here’s a little experiment: let’s see if it’s true that doing something kind for someone else will actually lift our own spirits at the same time. What do you think? Will you join me?
Let’s be purposeful and take a special note of those around us this week- at work, at school, at church, the grocery store, the gym, even at home. Is there one who is sad? Hurting? Sick? Struggling with a heavy burden? Or maybe just alone. My guess is that you will see more than one, maybe even many. Choose one. Then reach out and touch them – with a kind word, a hug, an encouraging card or small, uplifting gift, an invitation to coffee or lunch. Whatever seems right, but make it personal.
Reach into your heart and pull out something nice for them. Something that might make a nice difference in their day. Something that might make them feel seen, or heard. Or that they matter. Even if it’s just to stop and look into their eyes and sincerely ask how they are doing. And really listen to their answer.
Follow through on your kind gesture. If you choose your kind gesture to be a conversation with someone and they brush you off, choose another person or another kind gesture. Let’s see how people respond. My thought is that most will be surprised, but then visibly encouraged. Some might even verbally show their encouragement to let you know that you’ve made a difference in their day.
And then note how your heart feels – might it be lifted a little? Encouraged? Happy that you helped another along their way? We just might be surprised at how much good we’ve done for our own hearts as we reach out to touch another’s.
So, let’s really reach out and show some good, kind, love and caring for those around us and see if we can make a difference in someone else’s life by just being kind. And then let’s see if that kindness towards another ends up being a real treat for ourselves. Because I believe that when we do something good and right for someone else, it not only encourages them and builds up their self worth, but it also builds up our own.
Let’s love one another deeply, from the heart. Let me know in the comments how it went for you. I can’t wait to hear all your great ideas and how you spread a little kindness around your world!
Have a blast with this,
Love, Mindy ❤️
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8