Gratitude Day 271
Thurs., May 16, 2019
1 John 4:11 – Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Love can show up in many different ways. Recently, it arrived at my house wrapped in a little planter filled with flowers.
It was Saturday. Hubby Rick and I were both home, doing various projects around the house. Mid-day, Rick asked if I knew that there was something on the porch for me. Actually, I hadn’t been out the front door and so, I wasn’t aware there was a little something just waiting for me to find it.
It was this cute little planter with a variety of plants inside. Dropped off by my friend Jo.
She was thinking of me and wanted me to know this.
Along with the plants, she left just the nicest little note. Hand-written just for me.
When I called Jo to let her know how meaningful her little gift was, I told her that there were big old fat tears rolling down my face.
No shame here. Just how it was.
Want to make someone feel like a million bucks? Send them just a little something, just because. Drop off a little gift that represents something that they love for no reason at all. Show them how much you care and respect and love them as a human being. You’ll be amazed how much your little effort will mean to them.
They just might have big old tears rolling down their cheeks and a smile plastered across their face.
Just try it. See what happens. No expectation. No desired return. Just a quick and little way to say to someone, “You’re special. You make a difference in my life. Maybe this little something will make a different in my life.”
It might even bring big old tears to your eyes.
For Jo’s expression of kindness, caring and love, I am grateful.
Lord Jesus – thank you for bringing special people into our lives. Thank you for providing opportunities to share love and caring to someone else. May we be encouraged to do something … just because. Amen.
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