It is the nature of life to experience hardship and come out a more refined person with a broader perspective. Through the events of my life, I quickly learned how to be sensitive to the needs of others, and this is a quality I have been proud of since I was just a little girl. I think that it is so important to look for the needs of others and make an effort in any way we can to help them. Sometimes I will see people at the grocery store or even at school and I will get a prompting to ask if they need help, or even something as simple as give them a genuine compliment to brighten their day. Most of the time it is accepted well but sometimes it isn't... AND THAT IS OKAY!! I've learned that I would rather be shot down trying to make the world a better place than not having the courage to do a kind deed.
However, most of the time I find that the acts of service that means the most is when I serve those who I already have a relationship with. Wither it is serving my family, close friends or even just a friendly acquaintance. I know that it means the most to me personally when I see those around me thinking about me, even it it's "just because" and not serving me for a particular reason.
My favorite thing to do is so simple but it can totally turn someone's day around! I like to shoot them a text, direct message or sent a quick card in the mail or on their door step. I love these cards from Selectionby. They are the cutest, minimalist cards and so affordable too. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture to brighten someone's day.
"God does notice us & he watches over us but it is through another person that he meets our needs."
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