Can one person make any difference?
Oh my, yes! I was at the grocery store — in my usual hot hurry — shocking, I know. Mr. Forever was waiting for me in the car, and I just wanted to quick run in because all I needed was one lime for dinner that night.
I got in the store and thought … WHO had let all these people loose in here?!
Lime in hand, I scoured the lanes for a quick checkout, but the grocery store was SO crowded, my best option was behind a lady with a cart full of enough groceries to feed an army.
Move it, move it
In my head, I was silently singing You’ve got to move it move it – the little song from the cartoon movie Madagascar – which if you haven’t seen, is adorable.
Anyway, the lady with the cart full of groceries miraculously looked up from her phone and turns to greet me. (Remember when saying hello to strangers was normal?)
Anyway, instead of initiating a conversation about the price of beans or the weather, she says,“Oh honey, you go right on ahead of me.”
Are those angels singing?
My jaw dropped. Thanking her profusely, I edged around her cart, and was through the check out before she even got her stuff unloaded.
Alleluia! Heaven had seen my plight and sent help. I might have even heard angels singing. What a joyous moment.
One act of kindness
That one kind gesture made my day. Her choice made all the difference in my experience. I shudder to think what my attitude might have been if she’d not let be go ahead of her.
Ugh! Ugly, that’s what!
What could have been a lousy, frustrating experience was salvaged by a single act of kindness.
Choose to influence.
Each one of us has multiple opportunities every day to shift the circumstances from ugly to exceptional; from frustrating to fabulous; from miserable to marvelous.
As the grateful recipient of a random act of kindness, you can be sure I’m on the look out to pay it forward. I want many others to feel that shift, and maybe even hear the angels singing over their day.
How about you? Will you join me to be on the lookout for ways to be kind? To make someone’s day? How can you make a difference in somebody else’s life in a POSITIVE way today?
Bible Verse: Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 106:1
Prayer: Lord, you always show me kindness. Remind me to look up and look around and be the one who demonstrates who you are to us. In Jesus name amen