“...Freely you have received, freely give.”
(Matthew 10:8 NKJV)
I have been so blessed with so many kind and gentle people in my life that I can say that my cup is definitely overflowing.
At an early age, before my teens, I realized how great a feeling it was to give freely of myself. I would do things for people because I loved to see them smile and in return it fulfilled me. I continued this practice throughout my life and became creative in my gifts along the way. I would also have to add that I believe I got this trait from my parents as they were both giving in their own way.
And that's just it. There is no right or wrong way to give. It can be something as small as smiling at a stranger. Letting someone go ahead of you at the checkout line. Holding the door open for someone. You must do things with a kind heart and not expect anything in return. If you need to be rewarded, then you have it all wrong.
Having your life turned upside down, unfortunately and fortunately, shows you who in your life gives freely. And by that I mean, gives freely of their time. And that my friends is one of the gifts that you should definitely be giving freely. It doesn't have to be in person. It can be a quick text to say you are thinking of them. A card in the mail with encouraging words. A funny video, that you know will brighten their day. And if they don't return your call or text, don't stop checking in with them. Know that they are receiving what you are sending and it is making a difference in their life.
How much effort or time does it take to be kind? Not much at all. I truly believe that in being kind, your life will be blessed in so many ways and the kindness comes back to you 10 fold. This has been proven to me over and over again.
So I ask you, how can you spread kindness today? Have you done something special in the past to make someone's life a little better? I would love to hear in the comments below of your stories of kindess.
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