Monday, 28 November 2011

Random acts of kindness!

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?  I'm sure if we all think about it we can think of something someone's done for us that was not expected, yet so appreciated.

More rewarding than that is being the giver of a random act of kindness.  Many times people give in the hope of receiving - but I am talking here about giving, expecting NOTHING in return, and being BLESSED by that act.


My husband and I often go out for a breakfast or brunch when out and about for work and we look around and see who God draws our attention to.  When we pay our bill, we pay theirs, anonymously.  We love doing it!  If the waitress wants to know who to say paid their bill, we tell her to tell them its from the Lord  because He wants to bless them, and then we leave.  We have found the waitresses are often shocked so we feel its a blessing to the patrons but also a testimony to the waitress!  Double whammy!

My encouragement to you - look for opportunities to randomly bless people in any way you can with no expectations and see how BLESSED you are!  Not only are you being a blessing to someone, you are sowing seeds and the word says YOU WILL REAP what you SOW!


2 Peter 1 v 5-8:  But also for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,(6)  to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, (7) to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  (8) For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God bless
Tracy

Linking today with Joan at The beauty in His grip for:

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Jen at Finding Heaven for:

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely true!! I'm blessed everyday when I see my small acts of kindness budding into the most beautiful of things... Especially when I least expected it! Gods hand is everywhere, we must just open our eyes. Jacqui

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  2. Tracy, we have been able to bless others with random acts of kindness and it is such a blessing to the giver as well as the receiver. Great encouragement, Tracy!

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  3. What a sweet and fun tradition.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  4. It is such a blessing to be a blessing! Thanks for the encouragement today!

    In Him, Joan

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  5. Wonderful time of year to plan for some of extra intentional acts of generosity!! Be blessed!

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  6. I think that's a great tradition, don't think my accountant and director of finances will go for it though.
    I have to create my own RAK's.

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  7. Hi Jacqui - so true, God is in the detail as they say!

    Hi Lisa - amen, so true. Blessed to be the giver and the receiver. God sees ALL our needs

    Hi Glenda - we love it

    Hi Joan - amen, so true

    Hi Karin - I love that extra intentional acts. Amen

    Hi Kelly - its great right?!

    Hi Stefanie - maybe you can lead the man by example ( :) )

    God bless ladies, love that you guys are commenting so early (my side). You all bless me abundantly.
    Tracy

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  8. Tracy, what a thoughtful and kind way to bless and encourage someone's day! Acts of random kindness don't require a lot of time or effort, but they can significantly improve another person's day, as well as our own! :)

    Blessings and hugs! :)
    Denise

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  9. I have been on the giving AND receiving end of random acts of kindness. Both are such a blessing.

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  10. Thanks for the nudge Tracy to be more committed to looking for opportunities to bless others.

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  11. I L O V E that idea of paying someones meal! I've done the Starbucks drivethru paying the one behind me but not the meal. I can't wait to do that!
    Thanks for a great post and reminder that generosity and a kind word is an awesome testimony of our faith.
    Blessings
    Robin

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  12. Love this Tracy, the blessing truly is in the giving! Blessings!

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  13. Hi Denise - sometimes that't all it takes to change a person's view on the Lord or attitude for the day, blessing to you friend :)

    Hi Kandi - amen

    Hi Jenifer - so true. Sometimes people want to give and others don't want to receive. They are in fact robbing the giver of their blessing.

    Hi Wanda - the thing is, the more you do it, the more you want to, if your motives are right

    Hi Robin - you will have such joy. Its like a secret only you and God knows and you share a secret smile with Him. Its awesome

    Hi Stacy - :)

    Hi Heidi - amen to that

    Ladies, thank you all for 'giving' of your time and effort for me today. I truly appreciate it. God bless
    Tracy

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  14. I love this, Tracy! What a blessing for you, those who are waiting your table, and the recipients of your gift. Awesome! One of the radio stations here suggested doing that when you are in drive through. Oh there are so many wonderful ways to leave blessings for others in Jesus' name.

    You bless me abundantly, sweet (((((Tracy)))))!

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  15. Good post Tracy, you are a blessing!

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  16. That is a wonderful idea - something I would really enjoy doing.

    blessings,
    Joan

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  17. Tracy,

    What a great idea! A friend of mine and her husband does that each year on their son's death anniversary. That is special to them too.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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  18. Hi Lisa - you bless me abundantly too. I appreciate your encouragement very much and am glad to be able to call you 'friend'
    ((((Lisa))))

    HI Marja -thank you and so are you. You make me see myself differently

    Hi Joan - its such a good feeling, what you do and then even better still because God gets the glory

    Hi Jennifer - I can see why they do it in honour of their son, it leaves you feeling joy!

    Ladies, you bless me very much, thank you
    God bless
    Tracy

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  19. I love your blog! I wanted to let you know I have nominated your blog for the Liebster blog award! Read more about it here: http://doseofencouragement.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/liebster-blog-award/

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