Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Simple Blessings

Mark Twain once said he could live for two months on a good compliment. I know the feeling.

As I was working away on Friday, a friend of mine came into the office and brought me a gorgeous red rose for no particular reason. It’s still on my desk looking prettier than ever.

It’s such a simple gift, probably cost him nothing, took little time, but it was such a meaningful gesture and totally brightened my day, and continues to brighten my week.

Those little compliments, those little acts of service, those little gifts, encouraging e-mails, and notes…they’re so meaningful. As I look at this pretty rose, I am reminded to be intentional with paying it forward and blessing people in my life this week with random acts of kindness as well.

“I will bless you…and you will be a blessing to others.” Genesis 12:2


Cami said...

Awww, this was sweet to read. A red rose? That's pretty spicy!


Riley said...

A simple blessing was the Coldplay CD you burned for me. Thanks! Love it.