by Cindy Bice
A little bit of kindness goes a long way.
Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
You can have a horrible day and a small kindness can put a smile on your face and let you know there’s still hope for mankind.
Before you rush through your busy day, remind yourself to be kind. You never know what others are facing and when you purposefully show kindness, you are bringing hope and light to those around you. This is a powerful, yet simple way, to be the Lord’s hand extended to others.
Be kind to your family, friends, co-workers, church members, and strangers. Watch their expressions change when you are genuinely kind.
My mama always told me to be sweet. Even though she’s been gone since I was 36, I still remind myself to be sweet.
It feels good to hold a door open for an elderly person or express your appreciation to a sales person. We all have experienced ugly people who snap, push, and who just aren’t nice. My flesh cringes and I have to choose how I’m going to react. You are the boss of your emotions and actions. You may need to pause and take a breath and then be kind. Choose the higher road. It will be beneficial to you and those you are being kind to.
One of the traits I found very desirable in my husband when we were dating was his kindness. He’s kind and thoughtful to everyone! His Grandmother shared this scripture with him and it sure worked for me!
Proverbs 19:21 (TLB) “Kindness makes a man attractive. And it is better to be poor than dishonest.”
Being kind is like sharing a gift without expectations. Go ahead and make someone’s day by being kind.
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