Acts of Random Kindness

Acts of Random Kindness. They are literally exactly what they sound like. Little things that we can do for those around us out of the kindness of our hearts.

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Luke 6:38, NIV: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Here lately, I have been getting bored and even a bit irritated and grumpy because of a lack of entertainment. I just don’t like routines and ruts. I never have. But this particular time, my boredom has had me thinking about what kinds of things I could be doing to fill my time of sitting around after all my work is done.

I could definitely watch movies because Netflix is readily available. I could watch all my favorite TV shows: How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Once Upon a Time, etc. I could color pictures of huge butterflies or ladybugs, I could do word-searches, I could work some Sudoku puzzles or even put real puzzles together.

I could go for walks or write some songs, poetry, or stories. I could attempt to draw a self-portrait or a picture of my cat. I could play Solitaire or any other games including that of video games. I could do so much even if it requires me to deal with being in an enclosed place. OR… I could do ARK. That’s right. There’s no typo. ARK: Acts of Random Kindness. 

I remember when I was on my old youth group’s drama team. We were called 4FR (Four for Revolution). We talked a whole lot about Acts of Random Kindness. They are literally exactly what they sound like. Little things that we can do for those around us out of the kindness of our hearts.
This can include but is not limited to: holding the door open for people, offering to put groceries into a person’s car (such as a mother who is trying to get her baby settled by herself), tutoring someone in one of his or her classes, or washing someone’s car.
Walking someone’s dog(s), babysitting some children so that the parent(s) can get stuff done or go out for some much-needed relaxation, painting someone’s house (or, better yet, helping to build someone a home with Habitats for Humanity), and making or buying food for the homeless and the hungry are also great ways to share kindness.
There is so much that can be done, needs to be done to make a difference in the world. Too many times, we sit around and get bent all out of shape because we are bored or want to go somewhere and can’t. However, there are so many problems that are ten times bigger than that, and we can be the solutions to those problems through ARK! 

The amazing part is that we don’t do ARK for attention or to get anything in return, but they are not unnoticed by God! He sees your heart and your intentions when you serve those around you, and He blesses those who give all they have with all their might. When you serve people, you serve Him also!

He rewards our upright character and our desires to follow His will, especially when we humble ourselves and serve others. In fact, the Word says that if we give, whatever we give will be given back to us. The more we give, the more that blessings will basically fall into our laps from the heavens!

Lastly, in the midst of being kind to others, don’t forget to be kind to yourself. The more you pour out, the more you need to revitalize. Take care of yourself, too, because that kindness can also go a long way.

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Becca is a gentle soul who seeks the best in the world and in others. She is easily touched by the beauty of books, music, and art. Though she aspires to write as eloquently as Emily Dickinson or Lang Leav, she hopes to make her own mark on the world one day. She dreams of leaving behind a voice that sparks creativity, imagination, hope, love, joy, and faith.

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