Saturday, December 1, 2012

December First

This morning I was very excited to let Ryan pull out our very first "act of kindness" from the #1 pocket!
We LOVE to do a fun Saturday morning breakfast treat so this one went right to the heart of the Hysmiths.
So we set out to see if we saw anyone who looked like they might enjoy a treat nearby so that we would have a direction to go once we had the goods in didn't take long!

Ryan ran into the The Sub House-right near our own house. Yes, we could have gone to Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts but these donuts are really yummy too AND we love supporting local businesses. 
We got some donut holes because I just think there is something pretty fun about them. I happen to like them more than the actual donut or is it really "doughnut". Yes it is..pardon the commercialized spelling. 

We didn't have to go far to find our friend and give him a breakfast treat. He was SUPER sweet and when I told him I hoped he had a good day he said that it would be much better now and was just really appreciative 
So...we brightened someone's day and the bonus is it made us feel really good. Not in the way of "Oh wow we are such great people to do this nice thing..." Because Wow-doughnuts and coffee? We could do so much more.! But it made us thankful to God that we were even in a position to do something for someone else.
 We are so so so so so blessed and sometimes- until you drive up to a person, have a little chat with them and realize that people who are in much more difficult circumstances are really kind and encouraging, do you realize what a gift you have to be able to bless someone else. 

We also happened to have $1 and got this contributor from John. I asked him his name and it is also written here.His message on his paper is reminded us that it is a BRAND NEW DAY-This day has never been used. I love that! 
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

 I wrote him a note to tell him Merry Christmas and that we would be praying for him. Another blessing we realized this morning-we are able to bring the people who need Him before the throne of God. Wow. What an honor! If we hadn't met John this morning, we wouldn't have known to bring his name before God. And it means so much to me when I know someone prays for me by name

But the really special thing is this...when we sat down at the table to eat our own breakfast (yes, we got donuts too) Brody said "pray?" and we were able to pray for our friend John with Brody. The doughnuts may not change much...but if we do our jobs to teach Brody to love God and show His love to others..then this little guy might just change the world.  
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6

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