Tiny Kindnesses - Up To Know Good on Monday

Tiny Kindnesses
Up To Know Good on Monday

November 06, 2006

Food in a grocery bag

“Is this going to take much longer?” I asked the cashier, my patience waning. “No, not long. We’re just waiting for someone.” I was in line at the grocery store recently, and the customer in front of me grabbed the wrong box of cereal. Minutes later he returned with another box in hand, and the cashier resumed scanning the items in his cart. Several other hiccups occurred in his transaction, and when it was finally my turn to check out, my ice cream had started to melt and my patience had completely dissolved.

Do Good - Look for an opportunity to give someone a helping hand. Don’t overlook or underestimate a small or unusual chance to help.

As I moved forward to pay, suddenly the woman in line behind me started bagging my groceries. Usually there is an employee doing that, and I questioned her. “I just got off my shift,” she explained, “and I know you’re anxious to go home so I thought I’d help out.” I was feeling pregnant, tired and irritable, and I mumbled an awkward, “Thank you.” She was also expecting and had been waiting in line almost as long as me. Unlike me, however, she had no trouble smiling or offering kindness to a stranger. I gave her a hug before leaving the store, and I asked God to give me a chance someday to bag someone’s groceries.

“Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me=97you did it to me.'” Matthew 25:40. Click here to read more.

God, open my eyes to see opportunities to bless other people today.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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