Follow by Email

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, October 4, 2013

K is for Kindness - Blog Hop Friday

A to Z blog hop at Patterings.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. - Galatians 5:21-22a

Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. - Colossians 3:12-13

Welcome to blog hop Friday. Last Christmas season I remember hearing about a campaign called - R.A.K., otherwise known as Random Acts of Kindness. Many ideas were given of ways to bless people during a hurried and often frazzled Christmas holiday.

Several places in scripture we are encouraged to show kindness one to another. I'm a firm believer that those acts of kindness shouldn't just be at a certain time of year but instead throughout each day.

This topic is one I had planned on writing about this week. To my surprise last night, the neighbor kids knocked on our front door. When we opened it, they handed us a bag of apples. They blessed us by their simple act of kindness.

Who can you bless today with an act of kindness? Are you known by being a kind man or woman? If not, what can you do to change that? 


J'nell Ciesielski said...

This is something I need work on. I get so caught up in my own stuff that I often forget others need a smile too.

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

You are so right in that kindness should be on-going throughout the day.

Joanne Sher said...

Kindness speaks volumes, and is an incredible testimony. I TRY to be kind always, but it doesn't always happen. SO I try again ;)

Great post - thanks!

Digging for Pearls said...

I know what you mean, Joanne. :)

Digging for Pearls said...

It isn't enough to do it once and be done with kindness for the day. Like you said Barbara, it's something we need to continually do.

Digging for Pearls said...

J'nell, that battle with self can be hard, can't it. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Karla Akins said...

I love practicing kindness. And it breaks my heart when hurting people lash out and are unkind and won't let you help them. That's the saddest, really. There is such freedom in being kind.

Digging for Pearls said...

So true, Karla. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.