Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.
Gratitude Day 777
Yes, it is true. Sometimes, we just need a little help from a friend.
Seriously. Our hearts need it. Our minds need it. Our bodies know when we are in the presence of someone who is our cheerleader. They just feel, well, lighter.
Maybe the help is solicited. Other times, not so much. “Help” can be physically doing something with someone. Or, it can be just sharing and chatting.
Both qualify as “help.” And should not be underestimated.
Sometimes the blessing comes in a vase of freshly picked flowers from the garden. Yep, my heart felt so much better after a friend gave these to me.
Maybe it’s sharing over a cup of coffee. Yep, this happened this week as well.
A quick phone call. Even 5-minutes. Yep, all the difference.
The sincere text message sent to me. And made me feel special.
It’s the unexpected small gift. The special envelope that came in the mail. The “thank you” text that came my way.
I could go on and on. Hopefully, you catch my drift. These aren’t big things. Rocket science things. Little ways that someone went out of their way to help me. Bless me. Make my day a bit brighter.
Yes, even the very patient man who helped me while I was shopping for something specific that cost a lot of money. He was so helpful.
We get to choose every day how we will treat others. If we will be kind and loving. How a few minutes of something we do will make all the different to someone else. Try it. You might be surprised at how it shifts your day and mindset.
I’m such a big believer in doing the small, right things. People will remember these much more than some seemingly “big” deal that gets quickly moved on from. These are the moments that I dig deep inside my heart and refresh me when another day is not so hot.
Once, a person asked me why no one did those little special things for her. She felt everyone else received these blessings and she didn’t. I suggested that maybe she should be the one helping someone else and then, those blessings would come back to her.
This seemed a bit of a stretch for this woman. She felt that she had put in her time and it’s someone else to do this. I still suggested that she do something for someone else. For a week and report back.
An amazing thing happened. This woman’s attitude shifted. Her cranky face softened. The world felt more for her than against her.
All because she was willing to do something for someone else. No strings attached. She just wanted to be a friend.
We all need to feel special to someone else. To know that someone else cares. We all need friends, people who love us warts and all. We need to encourage each other.
Who can you encourage this next week. Today? Rather than waiting for someone to do this for you, choose who you can be a cheerleader for this week.
A few bits of other inspiration this Saturday:
This simply gorgeous photo. I wish it were my work but it isn’t.
This food for thought.
Did I share this song previously? Not sure. If I did, it’s worth another spin. I’ve been listening it to a lot this week.
Community. It’s so important. We need it. If you feel it’s not quite how you’d like it in your life, do something about it. Reach out to someone. Make them feel special. See what happens.
Have a great week!
For those who have been my cheerleader this week, I am very grateful.
Loving God – Community. We all need it. Deserve it. Will benefit from it. Bring into my life a couple people who yearn to be my cheerleaders and friends. May I show this same love back to others. Amen.
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