Sharing the Gift of God’s Love with Random Acts of Kindness

Neighbor buying groceriesDon’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up.

Galatians 6:9

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over but you can still celebrate the spirit of the season long after the decorations have been put away. Since you’ve been blessed with the love of Christ in your life, why not share your joy with others?

If you are on a path to addiction recovery and working on rebuilding your relationship with Him, consider practicing a few random acts of kindness throughout your day. By lifting up the hearts and minds of others, you can lead by example and give back to your community.

Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few ways you can share random acts of kindness!

(1) Help a neighbor in need.

The next time you get out the lawnmower or spend an afternoon raking leaves in your backyard, why not surprise your neighbor and tackle their yard too? Or, if you have elderly neighbors, offer to do their grocery shopping if they don’t feel comfortable driving.

(2) Protect someone from the elements.

If you like to spend your spare time knitting, you can actually transform your hobby into helping others. If you are fairly crafty, chances are you have a lot of yarn left over from other projects. Consider recycling those extra materials to knit an extra hat or scarf and donate that to a local homeless shelter. And, if you have some friends who like to knit too, ask them to donate some of their time to do the same!

(3) Pay it forward.

The next time you drive through a tollbooth, consider giving the attendant a few extra quarters for the car behind you. While it may not seem like much (monetarily), you’ll likely make someone’s day a little bit brighter! And, you might even inspire them to do the same.

(4) Surprise someone with a homemade treat!

Do you know someone at work or in your neighborhood that has been going through a lot lately? You can bring a little joy into their day simply by whipping something up in your kitchen. Bake a few cookies, write them a quick note and leave it for them as a surprise.

(5) Be kind behind the wheel.

One of the easiest ways to help others is to simply show your respect. The next time you’re in busy traffic, slow down a little bit and let fellow drivers merge into your lane if they need.

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