May your life of beneficence be the difference and blessing the world is waiting to see.
I read this short story some time back and thought this authentic experience had a lot to say. I think you will agree.
“Earlier this year I was out of work, facing foreclosure on my home and feeling very worthless. To get my mind off things, a friend took me to a music festival, where we stopped at a jewelry booth. I commented on a gorgeous necklace, and the salesman said he’d love to sell it to me. I told him I’d love to buy it, but I was about to be homeless. Half an hour later, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was the man from the jewelry booth, who pressed the necklace into my hand and said, ‘I hope things get better soon. And poof! He was gone. I realized then there is still great kindness in the world, and I do matter. After that, everything fell into place: I had the courage to call about a job, and I was hired. I found a program that would pay my mortgage for 18 months and allow me to get back on my feet. One single act of kindness from a stranger changed my life forever.”
—Reader Katherine Tripp, Greensboro, North Carolina
Every day is filled with opportunities to bless others. That man at the jewelry booth never knew what a difference he made for a perfect stranger, but responded to the prompting to give.
“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Everyone has moments of need. Open your mind and heart today to receive whatever prompting may come your way as an invitation to take part in the work of God.