Tag Archives: Kindness

Thought of the Day–4/13/18

Thought of the Day—Do you have times when you struggle with self-esteem so you go to your local Walmart and stroll around to people watch until you feel better about yourself?  Are those snickers and eye rolls?  If you answered yes, you may have more than just a self-esteem issue; you may have a judgmental one.  It is so tempting at times to compare ourselves with others who aren’t in our “class” or standing and we write them off with a wave of our mental hand.  But in all honesty, we are the true “bottom feeders” if we stoop so low and are so shallow as to judge by glance.  After all, who are we except perhaps one job away from welfare, one chronic illness away from poverty, or one accident away from mental impairment?  Here’s another thought; Jesus came from and mingled with “the least of these”.  Who are we to give anything else but compassion to others?  We need to pray for new eyes to see others as God sees them; His blessed creation.  Come to think of it, that’s exactly how He sees us. Kind of boosts the old self-esteem, don’t you think?

Thought of the Day–4/9/18

Thought of the Day—In this age of complete self absorption, encountering a person with the attitude of gratitude is like stumbling upon a refreshing oasis in a parched desert; it’s a rare find and you find the entire experience intoxicating.  Wouldn’t it be great to find more people with such an attitude?  Are YOU up to the challenge?

Thought of the Day–3/30/18

Thought of the Day—There resides in each of us a mystery.  It begins with an invisible tie that binds together the hearts of family.  Some members are bonded by blood while others are bonded by adoption, either by one of a legal means, marriage or other circumstances but each just as important and vital as the others; for their branches are grafted into the main family tree and the same lifeblood of family runs through each branch.  And even though there may be internal struggles within the family at times, when adversity comes that same love deepens, the impenetrable bond broadens and together becomes a formidable shield of defense and protection against its’ foe.  Today, let us not knit pick and illuminate our differences but instead, celebrate our uniqueness as part of the unwavering inclusion of family…

Thought of the Day–3/21/18

Thought of the Day—Don’t you just love spring?  Watching flowers pushing their way up out of the ground and blossoms blooming on the branches of trees and shrubs give everyone a renewed sense of hope and the promise of warmer days ahead.  Don’t you just find the feeling that the spring season invokes irresistible?  There is something else that brings about a similar feeling; recognition.  Just a simple “thank you”, “I appreciate what you do” or “good job” can lift a person’s spirit and bring a smile to their face.  It can make a difference in someone’s work performance, overall attitude or even general behavior.  And it’s free; it costs you nothing, nada, zilch! Give it a try and watch what happens; you just may be surprised by the response from your coworker, friend, neighbor, stranger OR your own family member.  After all, every day God gives us a visual “I think you’re pretty special”, by providing us with all the grandeur that nature provides.  Can’t you take the time to give a special “shout out” to those around you?  Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24 (NLT)