Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.
– Proverbs 11:25

God’s word promises that the one who “brings blessing will be enriched.” As mothers we have ample opportunity to give, so it is such a reassurance to know that God sees what we do and that He does intend to water us, to enrich us. That encourages me to continue to “fight the good fight” in my home and for my family. And to seek ways to bring blessing to others.

Don’t you love it when a friend surprises you with dinner? A thoughtful act of service? A small gift of flowers? Or a not so small gift of flowers? My college roomie sent me a huge bouquet of roses for my birthday. A large Pro-Flowers package arrived via UPS yesterday morning. Laura and I haven’t talked in a year or two, but our friendship and our good memories still live on. It felt so sweet to be reminded of our fun times together many moons ago.

You know how fun it is to be blessed. And, I hazard a guess that you know the joy of surprising someone else. Read this story for new inspiration for blessing a friend.

How can you perform some not-so-random acts of kindness this week? Is there a friend (or a child) in your life who needs encouragement? How about fixing double your dinner and delivering one set to a friend? How about a quick run for smoothies? How about an impromptu offer of babysitting?

I’d love to hear your ideas and experiences. How have you been blessed? What are ways that you have or would like to bless others? Post them in the comments section and let’s think of ways to brighten someone else’s day.

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  1. Briana Almengor says:

    I love knowing that you were blessed..Thanks for sharing that with us. Is that really the bouquet you received? WOW! I am inspired to do likewise, perhaps not with flowers, but to think of someone to bless out of the blue. I’m going to give it some prayer and see what God lays on my heart and then report back. :)

  2. FishMama says:

    I was, yet again, recipient of wonderful blessings.

    Yesterday for my bday, my friend Crystal not only brought me and my kids lunch AND freshly baked banana bread AND delicious rolls to add to our dinner, she also taught school for me while I took a nap, orchestrated a cleaning brigade in our playroom, mopped my wood floors, and cleaned my bathroom!! Talk about blessing me! And there are probably other things that I am forgetting.

    Thank you, Crystal!

  3. I actually just posted about something similar before reading your post and finding your blog.

    http://roosefam.blogspot.com/2008/05/paying-it-forward.html

    I’m still on a high from giving to someone in need!!!

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