I hope you’re finding your way this week. So much tragedy has filled the world over the centuries and this week, we all suffered another blow. This is why it’s so important to remember the smaller moments of joy; the ones that don’t get recognized.
The inspiration and protagonist of this week, the last week of the Kindness Challenge, is Kelley.
I find Kelley so interesting because she just gets excited on her own. She has a lot of heart and she follows it. She moved up to San Francisco because she believes in her calling. She does kind things ALL the time. One time, she even paid for my ticket to our church’s women’s conference in Los Angeles. Kelley doesn’t know it, but she inspired this entire project.
One Sunday, a few weeks ago, she got up in front of a group of many friends at our church gathering and asked if any women were unable to make the conference in LA due to finances. My thoughts were directed to my circumstances, which at the time were that I hadn’t worked in three months in order to heal at home and hadn’t yet received any short term disability benefits, but needed to still pay all of my medical expenses. I chose to heal cancer with alternative methods and I honestly didn’t have the extra funds, at the time. So, I swallowed my pride and raised my hand. Kelley looked at me and said, “I saw your hand…” She said she had an extra ticket and she gave it to me. A few days later, all of the disability backpay was processed and I was caught up again. I was able to recruit a few friends to come down to the conference with me, whom I volunteered to drive, and we had a life-changing weekend.
All Kelley did was share her excitement about the conference with me. She gave me an opportunity to join the fun. Have you ever had the chance to do that? If you have, I hope you know how much of an impact you made on someone else.
Kelley, thank you. I love you.
My challenge to you is to share your joy with someone else. If coffee brings you joy, buy a coffee for the person standing behind you at Peet’s or Starbucks. Whatever you love, share it. If you choose to do something kind for someone else, please share your experience in a comment below!
I hope you have a wonderful week! I want to encourage you to pray, if you would please, for the people of the world. People are hurting everywhere. Help the world heal and share an act of kindness with an unsuspecting someone. God bless you all! -E