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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Random Act of Kindness


I get so wrapped up in myself sometimes.  Well, I think we all do.  We run around crazy with so many things on our plates & it takes an act of God, literally sometimes, to make us look up & see that there is an entire world out there that we can set our eyes on too.

I took the kids to Chick-Fil-A today.  It’s really the only fast food place I will go.  Not because the kids can self-entertain for a half hour (although I do love that) but really because it’s just plain YUMMY!!!

As I was ordering I told the cashier that I wanted to pay for the next person coming through the drive thru.  Can I just tell you…..

I was so excited to participate in such a trivial act!!  And the funnier thing was, not only did it affect the guy getting a FREE lunch, it tugged at the hearts of 2 other people! 

I can’t run around paying for someone’s meal every day.  And I was sorta thankful that it wasn’t a bus full of high school band students on their way to state conferences.  It was just one guy! 

But if I move one heart or one hundred, have I done less with the one?  Not necessarily! 

It’s good to go beyond ourselve’s sometimes.  To check our hearts & reevaluate the priorities of which we THINK are important.  It made me realize what small things I can do to make big differences.

Will my paying for some guy’s lunch change the world?  No.
But we have to start somewhere!
So some free chicken nuggets may have just started a Random Acts of Kindness Revolution for all I know!!  I’ll have to wait & see on that one.

You never know how kindness will spread.  How far generosity given will stretch.  How even the simplest, smallest bit of love, and that IS what it is!!....LOVE….how even the smallest bit of love may overwhelmingly bless another.

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