Thursday, April 23, 2009

little stuff --- big difference

Phone Call. Note Card. Hug. Wave. Little things often make a big difference.
 
Have you noticed that you did something at some point in the past really not meaning to, but someone came up to you after and gave you a huge thank you?  It came out of no where.  Those small things make a big difference.
 
In the pastor month and in the coming month, here are somethings that seem small:
 
SERVoultion which was a 7 day period of simple acts of kindness our church and a few hundred others were part of.  Learn more at www.servolution.org. (hope that becomes a way of life and not just a one time event)
 
"5 Days in May" is an event May 1-5 where people are asked to drink only water and send the money to water missions to help people who don't have clean drinking water.  Learn more at www.5daysinmay.com/.
 
There are so many other small things that we do and ought to do throughout our days.  One of the things we don't do, or at least I often fail to do, is look for the small things.  How about that neighbor down the street or even your spouse or child?  What can I do to encourage them or make their day brighter?  Truly, little stuff --- big difference!
 
Which of these are we doing?
 
Romans 16:18 (nlt) --- Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests...
 
Philippians 2:3-4 (nlt) --- Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

2 comments:

synapticlight.com said...

Word!
Even words count; they are free but count for much.

Phill

Salwa said...

an act of kindness, comforting words, laughter, and the very many things we take for granted can actually mean so much!

happy birthday, Julie

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