Hello there! Happy Sunday!
Here I am in my "Sunday Spot"...trying to prepare my heart for the upcoming week....Week #34 of this wild Journey!
This the 4th Sunday in a row that I have focused with intent on preparing myself for being willing to hear, see, know and accept God's plans for me for next week...and beyond. It is becoming a vital part of my week and intuitively, I know it, in and of itself, is part of the bigger plan.
Yesterday...I did a light workout, grabbed a late lunch with Mom and then struck out on, what turned out to be, a loooong Sat. drive. I have a thing about driving back roads...I really love it and is typically something that provides me with a bit of a respite from daily stressors!
It was a beautiful day yesterday...it is Texas Bluebonnet season...along with several other wildflowers! One of the quirky little things I like to do is drive through towns I have never been to....Like Carlos, George, Iola, North Zulch, Hearne and Franklin...all of which I have now officially seen!
But I must say that Franklin will always be the town that will forever have a story attached to it!
You see...Tone Tone was in need of a frozen treat! So as we pulled into the thriving metropolis of Franklin and there to Tone Tone's delight, a Dairy Queen loomed like a Beacon in the Night.
We pulled in to the drive thru....ordered a banana split (banana for me)....as we approached the cashier...I handed her my debit card, the cashier gave me a bit of an odd look and handed me a white envelope. She said that the car in front us had paid for our order and had left me this note (see below).
I hope the entire note is readable in the photo...I am posting remotely and cannot view a preview of the page...however, the crux of the note is that he ( it was a guy), was paying for our food because he wanted to and because he had heard about something similar while listening to a local Christian radio station. He hoped it made a difference in our day!
It certainly did! That single act reminded me of the Love of Christ A moment of inspired kindness! A Pay It Forward moment!
Inspiration is so powerful...if given in to at the moment it happens...Inspiration can be miraculous. It can change a moment, an hour, a day...it can change a life.
Here is another God thing for me...we just settled on a name for our event in August. We are calling it:
PLAY IT FORWARD: RALLY TO SERVE
I want to take all of the inspiring moments...inspiring acts kindness that I have experienced over the past 7 months and give them back to the next generation. I want to share this Hope with "our" kids! I want them to have the opportunity to learn to:
"Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32