Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pay it Forward

No doubt you have been blessed with a random act of kindness once or twice in your life.  Chances are you have even experienced this through the hand of a stranger.  Now is the time to repay that favor and pay it forward.

Our daily news coverage is continuously littered with the pain and suffering the people of our world must endure.  Each morning we wake up unsure of what new sadness has fallen upon some unsuspecting stranger, or worse someone we know or relate to.   With all the horrible things in the world, it is easy to just throw up your hands and give up.  But then through the darkness, you see a beacon of hope that renews your faith in humanity. (Romans 12:12 Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.)

There are so many ways that you can become that beacon of hope for someone.   You don't have to give millions like Angelina Jolie to make a difference in the world.  If you can touch just one life, you have made that difference.  Consider a local charity....soup kitchens, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Locks of Love, etc.  These are just a few that my family has participated in and though our actions are not recognized and splashed over the news, they still had a major impact on many lives.  

If we all continue to pay it forward, perhaps one day we can live in a world where the morning news will make a hearts lighter rather than heavier.  If you are having trouble of finding a good way to help out, just let me know and I will throw some more ideas out to you.  And if you have already found some ways that we can help one another, leave a comment and lets get the domino effect going.  How do you plan on paying it forward?

Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!


Amy Brown said...

I sponser 2 kids. But if you want to do something together to help others or have ideas of how I can help with cuties in tow let me know. Love how you brought your kids up seeing all the good you do

Kel said...

That's a great way to contribute to the world. Those kids are blessed to have you. I'll send you a link to our giving back to the community page.