I am a firm believer that kindness should never go unnoticed, and should always be taught and encouraged in little ones (that way it becomes “normal” for them). Lately I have experienced some incredible kindness shown to me and I could not think of a better “K” word in which to find joy!
Here are a few areas of kindness I have observed or received:
- Free wet-bags from a stranger, including mailing them to me.
- Shop owners willing to trust me to review their products and feature them here on the blog (I truly do not take that lightly and very much value their effort, skills, and the faith it takes for them to blindly send me products.
- First-pick of things to be sold…for free. You never know what you will find like, Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin, a beautiful wooden sled, Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Alphabet, or even Handwriting Without Tears – Get Set For School Pre-K Activity Book (we’ll use that in a few years!).
- Friends opening their home to enjoy a meal together.
- Transparency between friends, experiencing “real” life together with all of its questions, hopes, fears, and dreams.
- A friend’s message, call, text, or sharing in honest laughter. Kindness in vulnerable moments is SO VALUED!
How have you shown someone kindness recently? How have you received kindness?
In 2 Corinthians 6, Paul describes how kindness is one of many attributes that prove we are ministers of the Lord…
[2Cr 6:4-7 NASB] 4 but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
5 in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,
6 in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,
7 in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,