(Ephesians 4:31-32) "You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk. Instead, be kind to one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you."
Kindness seems so simple, And yet the very word is so complex! Kindness has many layers and opportunities to represent itself, Kindness of the heart is the most beautiful and pure act left in this world, the most simple acts of kindness are often the ones that stick with us for the rest of our week, and often the simple things remain in our hearts for years, lest we forget.
In fact, if you look up the word kindness it says "the quality of being friendly, Generous, and Considerate."
it also says "a kind act..it is a kindness that I shall never forget."
Showing someone kindness is very important in a person's life, if you aren't encouraging people around you during the week..How are you acting Christ-like? Jesus always showed that he cared for others and showed compassion toward everyone that he met! We should really all be doing our jobs by remembering to simply be kind to others because of the kindness that Jesus always showed, And he showed us the ultimate act of kindness by dying of the cross for us!
We must always try to be kind, even when we've been hurt by someone that day or that week, You will find out in life that sometimes all it takes is to "give a smile, to receive a smile!" It will change your life for the better and you'll have a better week by doing so, I know I have a better life because of doing so in my life!
Encourage your friends to have a good week and take on an extra effort by "doing" and raising your hand to help your neighbor, they may not need any labor but it never hurts to ask and who knows..maybe they need someone to come by once a week to visit and have coffee out on the porch with on a lovely afternoon? That could be you reaching out to them and showing true kindness and give them a real sense of a kind heart and sweet spirit for follow.
Will Rogers said this "a stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet." so be kind to new-comers as well!
And I also love this quote "True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly."
So let it be your goal this week to lift up others as Jesus did daily! It doesn't have to be actions but it could very well be a simple smile and a gracious "God bless your day!" because you never know who may need to hear those healing words of kindness from a stranger or from a dear friend!
God bless your week.. every one of you out there! I send you a big smile even though you cannot see it upon my face, I hope that you'll feel the smile coming from my heart to you through my words!