Friday, September 9, 2011

Book of Kindness

It's time for counting kindness......

An interesting thing happened when I started to count the gifts of gratitude one by one......that counting the good things became even more a part of who I am.

They slipped in quietly, but they surprised me by their insistence, even when I was worried, or stressed, or angry, or scared.....they came alongside and made their presence known, and didn't back down.

And now I find myself wanting to count other things. That is what started my book of kindnesses.....

It is for keeping track of the things my friends and family have done for me or others......all those little things it's so easy to lose track of. It's so important to know that there is still much kindness left in the world.

My Mom in her childhood watches.....I think she likes the idea

And hopefully, this counting will inspire me to practice kindness on myself and others, because I know there is much room for me to grow. These I don't count, for God Himself keeps track of each one done
In Jesus name......."And (A)whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these [a]little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

First entry: Diane (who bought me this little book) goes with my Mom to the Doctor during a scary checkup

Second entry: Just about every time Elaine makes an ice-cream cone for our household, she makes three extra and takes them next door to Bob, Eileen and Estelle

Third entry: Bob and Eileen take Elaine to get her car from the shop

I often like to imagine all the many things that Jesus must have done that we have never heard about.....

"And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen." John 21:25

I have a feeling they ended up in the Father's own book of kindness


  1. This is such a great idea ... how easy it is to forget these acts of kindness.

  2. What an awesome idea Lori! You're right - there is so much kindness in the world that we brush by without a second thought. But we're SUPPOSED to attach our focus onto these things. I'm tempted to start a similar book myself =)

    Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. - Philippians 4:8

  3. Lori, I absolutely LOVE this idea of having a kindness book; all too often we keep track only of the hurts inflicted upon us in life. You have such a gentle kind spirit & I want to thank God for people like you who help to make the world a better place!
    ~Love & Blessings In Jesus~


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