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31 Days to Shine: “Small Gifts, Big Kindness”

October 28, 2013

My friend Lisa Bogart shared with a group of women at our church last Saturday about how even small, insignificant things become great kindness when bestowed upon another person.

Small to us. Big to them.

That changing the world can happen only when love is involved and there are opportunities everywhere, literally, everywhere, to bless another person. Sometimes it takes some forethought. Sometimes it takes some courage.

Last night we were the beneficiaries of a small kindness – a home-cooked meal. Made on a STOVE! And, in an OVEN! A hot stew on a cold night, made with love, bundled with bread and wine.

It was no great burden to the giver, but it was enormous blessing to us, the kitchen orphans who have had nothing but microwave meals and takeout for a month.

Small gifts. Big kindness.

Read more about Lisa’s mission to love the world in small ways, check out her website or read about a weekly challenge she has on her website, the Kindness Chronicles:

It is my intention that having the Kindness Chronicles here will be motivating for you to practice kindness, to see it grow. Each week I will offer a kindness challenge, some area to think about and practice. There is a place here to post what your experience has been with the challenge. And please suggest other challenges for us to try.

To join up with this very shiny program, visit Lisa’s website here.

How have you been blessed with a small kindness this week?

Have you found any opportunities to bestow a small kindness on someone else?


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2013 3:57 pm

    What a fantastic Mother Teresa quote. It is so true, it’s the little things like simple gestures and small changes that can make such a big difference.

    • October 28, 2013 4:30 pm

      Thanks for the always-encouraging comments, Rick! Keep ’em coming. Love having some dudes reading my blog! I know there are others out there, they just don’t want to admit it! ; )


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