Last week, during Bible study, one girl mentioned that her week had just been boring. Her prayer request was a more exciting week. As soon as she said that, an idea popped into my head. I decided to make her cards and have her teachers give them to her in each of her classes.
I had so much fun making notes for her and trying to deliver them secretly to her teachers. I was only able to deliver one successfully as a surprise, but that didn’t matter. She loved it and that made me so happy.
I didn’t do it to make myself feel or look good for doing something nice. I didn’t do it because I love creative things (even though I do). I simply wanted to make her day less boring. I really wanted to do something nice for her. But in the process of trying to make her day, I made my own.
Proverbs 21:21 says, “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness, will find life, righteousness, and honor.” I think that verse is true (Not that it matters what I think. I mean, the whole Bible is true, right? 🙂 ) As silly as this might sound, I really felt alive doing something kind for someone else. In fact, I always find that to be true – that whenever I seek to encourage someone else, I end up so happy and full of life.
I encourage you to go out of your way this week to look for ways to show kindness to others. You’ll end up encouraging yourself along the way.