Friday, June 4, 2010

Random Acts

Random acts of kindness is our topic for Show us Your Life at Kelly's Korner

One of my spiritual gifts is being there for others. I have a sense to see a need and figure out how I can be of some help.
These are pretty small acts like taking pictures at a birthday party, so the parents can enjoy the party, or picking up a small treat at the store to make someone feel good. The littlest things can mean the most if you are doing it from the heart.

Today I am cooking a meal for a new mom, that is always a great act of kindness, any new mom will tell you that. Something else for new moms would be taking the other siblings out for a while and having a play date so mom can have time just with the new baby.

I just enjoy being there when someone needs an extra hand, or when someone needs to feel special.

I think the most important thing to remember when doing acts of kindness is about serving the Lord and not yourself.

Philippians 2:4
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

I think it is important for our children to not just see us being kind, but to have them help out and begin their own acts of kindness. This can be as simple as having them pick up a coin someone dropped and give it back. Our children pick up so much at a young age, we want to make sure they see what is important and that is serving in Christ name.


  1. Very sweet ideas! Found you from Kelly's Korner! Very cute blog!

  2. Well said Caroline. What a beatiful reflection of God's love you are! So many good ideas that would make our world a better place.

  3. What a terrific list!

    What a great gift!

  4. Great of my favorite HOPS

    Trying to catch up some blog reading...and love these random of my favorite things to do....
    Love your blog..
    Hope you will stop by for a visit. I have a guest post from my son this weekend...