I watched this advert a few times this weekend, and it got me every time (emotions and tears). In South Africa and I am sure everywhere else in the world we face the same opportunities every day.
Opportunity to help someone in need.
Opportunity to change someone’s life.
Opportunity to be kind and generous.
There’s a lesson in here for all of us ….Of course we know not all of these stories turn out like this, but it’s not for us to know or judge or see into the future and what is he/she going to do with the money we give. We must just remember that the ultimate demonstration of love is to serve.
I don’t know how to say this, you had to be there to see it so you can fully understand it. On friday I saw something really special in the office that made me stop and think about friendships. It was a real selfless act from someone who is expecting nothing in return. It had us all in tears, girls love to hug and cry. But how often do we see selfless random acts of kindness? So often we judge others and we dwell on the negative for so long that we don’t see the small positives. The flames are so tiny that we don’t even notice the light, and eventually that light dies out but if you nurture it and give it some attention, that little flame will turn into something quite beautiful and bright.
Imagine this ….
A good old friend is going through a really tough time, she is in a bit of trouble and doesn’t know where to turn to for help but then help did come very unexpectedly, right there on friday. Now she feels so bad for having to accept it.
I can’t go into more details but lets just say that when you least except it God does answer prayer and He does so in His way in His own time. He sends the oddest person (the one you least expect) to help you or save you.
I need to remind myself to stop judging, I must not be impatient, I must be more forgiving, I should keep my friends close to me & treasure my friends too; they might one day be the ones that come to my rescue. Dont take things for granted. Always look out for those little lights around me they are special. Miracles do happen and lifesavers still exist. There are people out there that have a good heart, and what really matters is what’s in the heart not what’s on the outside.
That random act of kindenss put us all in a mood for a blessed weekend and who know’s if that won’t snowball and turn into something bigger for all of us.
Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.