It's Tea Time!
Today I am sharing my thoughts on something that has been on my heart for some time. This is a post I wrote on Facebook last week and wanted to share.
I am grateful for the things and the people in my families life, those who lift us up in prayer and lift us up in spirit and those who have helped us in our greatest time of need. I'd like to think that I would think of others before myself, or being that someone who lifts someone else up. Lately that has been on my heart. I was in the store about a month ago and a young couple about my son and his girlfriends age were buying some needful items. I was waiting in line as they fumbled around trying to count up their change to buy the things they needed. They looked a little disheartened and called the cashier over to take off an item. That item was a double pack of toothbrushes. I thought to myself and remembered being young and first married and had to put groceries back because we couldn't afford it.It was horrible. It's hard times for people. Then I thought what if that was my son and DIL. I called out to them and told them I would buy those toothbrushes for them...They were so surprised that I was willing to do that. To me it was nothing...it wasn't the money or the item..It was to let them know that there are good people out there who care. It was a toothbrush for crying out loud not a big deal but the act of kindness can make a whole lot of difference with people. Several years back I bought a homeless lady diapers for her baby and a treat for her toddler along with drinks. and the other day I gave all my pocket change to a Vet on the side of the road. Not something I normally do but there was something about his sad leathered face that compelled me to give. It wasn't much money at all...But brought a smile to his face. It's little things like that which can make a difference in at least one life for at least one day.
I know I am not going to change the world but if more people would do for others in need and lift them up with a prayer or a smile..That would change their world. We were driving last week and tried to merge over to get onto the freeway with our blinker on, no one was allowing us to get over, so Mr. Darling made a push over and the lady in that lane started YELLING and flailing her body around at us through her window...she was so MAD...I couldn't believe how she was conducting herself. I graciously smiled and made a smile gesture at her and she smirked back with a smart *$%&? look and flipped us the bird.
Friends!!! lets be the opposite of this! Let someone in, through or over while driving if they need to get over ( it's not that big of a deal) let someone cut in front of you in a line, help someone in need if you can. Donate items to a Vet or Homeless or woman/ children shelter, if your in a drive thru coffee joint pay for the persons coffee behind you, smile at people, go out of your way for others. Visit the elderly, send a card to someone down in the dumps, pray for those in need, call someone, invite someone to lunch who might be lonely, open the door for others, help someone out with their groceries.
GO OUT OF YOUR WAY...It won't hurt you..It will bless someone else.
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”
In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?James 2:15~16
“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.“