Sunday, April 7, 2013

Inspired Act Of Kindness

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 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) 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 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:


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

1 comment:

  1. That act of kindness at the Diary Queen gave confirmation to the name you've chosen for your Volleyball Event, PLAY IT FORWARD:RALLY TO SERVE.