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This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

Kindness

May
28

It was the year 2013 sometime during the month of December and I remember it rather clearly because that is when my mom was training to work for the postal service and my uncle and me would get up early in the morning to take her, it was also a chance for us to shop for Christmas while she was in class.

inspirational-quote-act-of-kindness-aesopI remember walking into this Life-Way store, (for those who don’t know, Life-Way is a Christian bookstore that has all sorts of fabulous ‘Jesus’ items for everyone) I was looking for something special for my mom and my grandma, I was able to find them both something just right for a fraction of the cost which I just LOVE doing, I remember that the last time I went which was just a few days prior to that I had gotten a coupon for 35% off of any of their regular priced items. It turns out the item I had purchased an item that was already discounted so I couldn’t use my coupon, I was so very sad to hear that since it was going to be one of the last times that I would be in that area, I can recall looking around to see if anyone had anything that was a regular priced item and I wanted to find someone just right.

This woman comes around the corner holding something in her hands and looking back I am not really sure what it was but I do know that when she replied to me she said ‘yes’ that she did indeed have a regular priced item, I believe she was a rather small younger woman but still much older than myself and I noticed she was all dressed up in the winter fashion with a scarf and hat on with a bright holiday smile on her face radiating all the world with her Christmas Spirit, what I did next took her by surprise. I offered to give her my coupon, I asked her if she would like to have it and if she felt it would make any difference to her and she light up like a house decked out in Christmas lights and she wanted to make sure that I was certain in my decision to let her have my coupon and I told her yes, if she needed it and would take it then it was hers.

She leaped with gratitude and repeatedly thanked me for my kindness, she told me that times hadn’t been so easy for her lately and that my selfless act of kind giving would really help her and that she couldn’t thank me enough, I felt so happy that day, even though I didn’t get to use my coupon that I really wanted to. I still got to find a gift for my family for a great price and I also got to help someone else save money and get their loved one a great gift for a great price too and that is what life is all about my friends.

Small Acts:

No matter how small we think an act of kindness may be, we need to realize that what we might take for granted or what it is that we might think of as small and meaningless, others think of it as something amazing, something to be valued, something to be exceedingly grateful for, something that we shouldn’t take for granted, because what we think of as something we deserve and should have, others actually don’t have it and they can only with for what we have.

The next time you think that you can’t make a difference in someones life because the difference may be too small don’t be so foolish, don’t you allow yourself to be caught up in that type of thinking because you would be wrong, the reason for that is because God cares greatly about all the impacts we might have on someone big or small and I still like to believe that no matter how dark this world may seem, there are still those out there who also care about all acts of kindness, no matter how big or small they may be.

Because it means something to them, it shows that there are still people in this world that cares about others and not only themselves, it shows that there are still people who realize that even though they can’t use something or even though something isn’t right for them, maybe it is possible that it may be right for someone else and instead of throwing away what they can’t use they give it to the person that can.

That’s what it shows.

In Conclusion:

My friends, don’t be fooled, there are still many out there who are kind and just because we think that we are the only good people left out there in this world doesn’t make it true. Just because we are lied to constantly and even though it seems as if the world is full of crooks and even if it is for the most part that definitely does not mean that there isn’t room for something far greater than any of our minds can ever imagine, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t somebody out there who actually wants to help others, someone who actually puts others first, someone who is honest, kind and loyal.

It just means that those people are harder to find, like I have said once before, just because something is hard to do or even if it is hard to believe it does not mean that it is impossible and it does not mean that it isn’t out there, we have to be willing to find it and we have to be willing to look for what we want to find in this world and in many other cases we actually have to be willing to literally BE WHAT we want in this world because there isn’t any greater way of making a difference then by being one.

Thank you for reading today’s post and I hope it inspired you in someway to keep being hopeful in the betterment of humanity that all isn’t lost and I hope that it encouraged you to go out and be a better brighter light and person for Christ as well, may you continuously be uplifted in his name all of the days of your life and until I write again.

SHALOM –

CHRIST-MAS!

Dec
25

MERRY CHRIST-MAS my dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ!

short-merry-christmas-wallpapersI hope you are all having a lovely holiday today, I am just simply trying to enjoy it as best I can and look back on times gone by, it is quite amazing how much time can change things isn’t it?

Each time I start to write one of these blog posts I try to shoot for about 500 words or more because I just feel that is what they should be, not too long, not too short but something good and soul providing, encouraging, uplifting, inspiring (I hope) and good food for your spirit!

Don’t forget what the season is truly about, it’s about these simple attributes below:

  • Christ
  • Giving
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Happy-ness
  • Kindness
  • Caring
  • Sharing
  • Togetherness

If we ever forget that we will lose all sight of the holiday’s, and I’m afraid there are too many people that have already forgotten, as I said in my last actual radio show, CHRIST-MAS isn’t really ALL about gifts, fancy dishes, a lot of food, super savings at the grocery store, egg nog, it’s not about how much ‘stuff’ you get at all. CHRIST-MAS first and foremost has always been about CHRIST.

Now if you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that I have been spelling Christmas like the following – “CHRIST-MAS” why is that? Simply because if you look at that last word “MAS” in Spanish, it is then translated to “MORE” am I right? I don’t know much Spanish, but I know that  much to tell you, yes I am right! So looking at it with that mindset, Christmas is really one or as matter of fact THE biggest season of the year and it is possibly the one day out of the entire year that CHRIST is recognized MAS than he is any other day of the year!

When CHRIST-MAS is celebrated in that context.

Which I believe for many, many, many many, many years now it always has been, people have always celebrated CHRIST-MAS to honor and glorify – CHRIST!

Now don’t get me wrong, I do not doubt for one minute that there aren’t people who are caught up in all the “stuff” people that ‘worship’ Santa, the elves, the tree, blah blah blah.

I’m pretty sure there are some and we know for a fact that more and more each year our beloved Christmas becomes this commercialization about business making more and more money while people kill each other to save less, it is increasing at a rapid speed, people going crazy about the ‘stuff’ rather than the true meaning.

And we cannot deny that the majority of all the world recognizes Christmas as CHRIST’S birthday and he IS glorified by, he IS, it’s just a ‘fact’ even sinners have to recognize him that day because when Christmas is celebrated the way it always has been, and the one that will  really comes out being glorified is GOD and while I believe the spirit of Christ-mas lives inside each and every single one of us all throughout the year, because I believe it is just the TRUE love of Christ.

It just for some reason takes the actual season of CHRIST-MAS to activate it, then it begins to work outside of us, so what do you say my friends? Are you going to embrace  CHRISTMAS spirit this season? And if you do, why not riding it all throughout  the New Year as well?

And possibly throughout the rest of your life? (Just a wild thought)

I know many have their criticism of Christmas but I will continue to celebrate it, as my favorite parts are the lights and Christ said he is the LIGHT of the world, so why let your house be all dark, gloomy and Scrooge-y this Christmas?

Just to let you all know, again, after today I will be taking a 5 day break from the social world and my phone/internet/laptop and most all electronic devices other than TV to watch some shows and movies with my family.

Celebrate Christ more this Christ-mas!

God bless you all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

SHALOM –

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