So, I'm at the Church pool this morning for kids swim lessons when an old pre-school family shows up. Not really the kind of stranger I'm looking to be kind to, but since I don't really know her beyond the fact that I could pick her out of a police line-up I believe it's justifiable.
As it turns out, she and her husband have both been out of work since March. Between the two of them, they have had only one job interview. And if all goes well with this one interview, and I pray that it will, they will be moving with their two adopted children to my old home state.
Putting my words into action, I asked if I could help in any way. Taken by surprise, she asked if I still had friends or contacts there; someone who would know a good realtor who could help them find a home in an area with great schools. I said yes. As soon as I got home I posted a message on Facebook to my circle of friends.
My first random act of kindness isn't going to help nail the interview but if it all works out as they hope, it just might make the transition that much easier. Who knows, it might spark a new friendship or reunite old friends. Either way, I am glad I could be helpful providing a little peace of mind
Lesson one: Helping someone doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, I suggest you begin by taking small steps. Start with something simple that you know can easily achieve without too much stress. I'm a baby now, but I know that with each small step I take I will eventually be running into to wonderful goodness.
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”