As a therapist, it is with some frequency that I recommend that people attempt to find ways to add value to the lives of others knowing that they will find a blessing in it. Isn't it interesting, however, that the ones who tend to receive the biggest blessing are those who are not looking for one? As you know from my last blog about self-worth, being on the positive end of external events is about what you are worth to others and not much of anything about self-worth. Since we generally like being valuable to others, random acts of kinidness can be a marvelous way for us to do just that.
Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Matthew 22:38-408 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
It is very easy to become self-absorbed, but we would do a wise thing to think of ways to be a blessing to those around us. We will find that our own issues seem much less when we rech out to our fellow travelers in this world and theirs may seem more manageable, too. 88.7 The Cross radio station has been encouraging Random Acts of Kindness and even has little cards that can be passed on to someone you wish to bless (http://kbmq/org). Bless someone today with a kind word, a smile, a helping hand, or even lunch! Let's make our little section of the world a better place.