Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kindness Matters

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes, this is my FOURTH, post today. Y'all know me--I always have something to say!

Lately I've been dealing with this word {gossip} a lot. I've had to hear things about myself that are the furthest thing from the truth. I talk to people, and I spend the whole time wondering "What have they heard?". I've felt so many emotions: hurt, anger, disbelief. It's hard to sit back and hear things about yourself when you know you did nothing wrong. The Lord knows the truth, and that should be enough, but we all know it's no fun to be talked about. It's hard to turn the other cheek.

Well today I heard just about all one person can take in one day. I was just feeling down. Part of me wanted to get a microphone and scream "Stop making assumptions. Ask the source. I'll be glad to tell you the truth". But people don't want the truth most of the time. It's not as entertaining. That gets me down.

I was so "over it" tonight I actually thought about not going to church. I wanted to have a pity party basically. But I remembered the quote I mentioned in a post the other day and realized once again I was putting other things before Him. So Audrey and I went to church. {so glad I did-such a sweet time}. As I sat there waiting for church to start, I went over all of the ridiculous rumors in my head, and I have to admit, I also wondered what all they had heard.

As I sat there still having my own little pity party, a lady in the church came to me and gave me a little book about peace wrapped up in a cute little package that she had gotten for me. This small act of kindness blessed me in a way I can't describe. My pity party was replaced by a genuine smile. I don't know that she knows how much that small act of kindness meant to me, but I pray that she will soon.

I told you all of this to make a point. Kindness matters. No matter how awful a day someone is having, even the smallest act of kindness can totally turn their day around. So here's my challenge today: small, random acts of kindness. Do one every day for the rest of March. At the end of the month, decide who was blessed more; them or you.


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