Random Acts of Kindness Award

Random Acts of Kindness Award

A big thank you to Amy Blount for this nomination! I enjoy reading your blog and am so glad you thought of mine for this award.

I would like to nominate Jesusluvsall for this award. His dedication to teaching English as a second language to those in need is an inspiration!

I love the opportunity to share a random act of kindness I’ve received because there have been two in my life that have truly touched me and impacted my worldview.

Random Act of Kindness #1: When I was in high school I was struggling to adjust after my dad, stepmom, and baby brother moved several states away. I was working late into the evening on a class project with a group of friends and stepped away during a break to call my dad. The call was unanswered as several had been before, and in a fresh wave of disappointment I couldn’t help but break down and cry. I tried to get it together and return to my friends, but just couldn’t.

My friends came to find me eventually and when I was finally able to explain my situation, one friend asked if he could pray with me. Choking back his own tears, he spoke one of the most heartfelt and beautiful prayers over me that night. I could tell that God had truly broken his heart for my situation in that moment and had called him to be at my side. It was one of the most compassionate acts of kindness I’ve ever experienced, and over a decade later, have still not forgotten.

Random Act of Kindness #2: Once upon a time I was a struggling single mom and nursing school student. My son was just a year old or so at the time and between full time classes, the cost of travel to commute to school, and working part time in between, things were tight. I was working as a sort of nurse’s aide at the time and had formed a friendship with one of the nurses I worked with. She asked if she could meet up with me one evening and to my surprise she started unloading baby supplies of all kinds on her arrival- diapers, bath products, and even a gift card for anything else we might need. Those supplies went a long way, but the impact of her kindness went much further.

Sometimes we may feel God isn’t answering our prayers how we imagined, but so often we can see people in our lives working as His hands and feet if we only pay attention!

Well I suppose I’ve surpassed the paragraph limitation, but these kind acts are worth sharing. They are perfect examples of how God meets us where we are. Even when we don’t see how our needs could possibly be met, He is constantly moving in our lives to provide for both our physical and emotional needs.

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Here are the rules:

• Tell who you nominate and why.

• Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.

• Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.

• Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or ping-back to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.

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