Don't give up!
There's a way to stop the numbness!
There's a way to change the world!
It's a small thing. Simple really.
YEP! A Banana! Just ask Melinda Fargo over at HERMELNESS SPEAKS
I was rushing through the door one day this week when he kindly put my lunch together for me without being asked and thrust it at me as I waved him a hurried goodbye. Later, at work (still rushing around), I rummaged through my packed lunch for a mid-morning snack so I could fuel a frenetic day without falling over…and I found my son had packed me a banana inscribed with the word ‘Smile.’
It stopped me in my tracks. I was stopped and smiling.
It was an unexpected, silly, but just-what-the-doctor-ordered little moment of kindness…and it was all for me. Just me.
Maybe it's as easy as...being challenged to do it!
By whom, you ask?
The key ingredient in kindness is love. Paul said that "love is kind" (I Corinthians 13:4). This must be true since love by definition must seek the good will of another. Kindness is the expression of that good will. This is true whether we speak of the kindness of God toward man (Titus 3:4) or that of man toward man (Romans 12:10; II Peter 1:7).
Kindness is always manifested without respect of persons. The Christian is not kind to some and not to others. He is certainly not kind on the basis of racial, social or ethnic considerations (James 2:1-9). We should show kindness in the same way in which the Father has shown His kindness toward us--to all men even the unthankful and evil (cf. Luke 6:35). When we withhold kindness from some men we become evil (James 2:4). (emphasis my own)
Source: Teaching Values:Kindness by Jeff Asher
It can be SMALL & QUIET
The wonderful thing about World Kindness Week is that an act of kindness doesn’t need to be anything fancy! Just a little something out of the ordinary, to let someone know you’re thinking about them.