February. It is the month of love. The month we celebrate all things “love”. Not that we don’t show love all year through but February contains Valentine’s Day with its love focus.
We send Valentines, go to fancy restaurants for a fancy dinner, buy flowers and jewelry and give candy in heart-shaped boxes. All gestures to tell someone about our love and concern for them.
But love isn’t always best expressed with these sweet and thoughtful intentions. Sometimes people feel most loved when an act touches them in a deep, personal way. That brings me to this question…
What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Was it a gift, an action, an encouraging word at just the right time?
What was your response and how did it help you?
Was it something from a family member, friend? Or by a total stranger?
Leave a comment and share your story. From those I have spoke with, these heartwarming stories probably came in a most unexpected way and totally surprised you.
To encourage us to pay-it-forward, I compiled a list of quotes and verses on the subject of kindness.
Quotes that speak of KINDNESS
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Mother Teresa
Kind words, kind looks, kind acts and warm handshakes, these are means of grace when men in trouble are fighting their unseen battles. John Hall
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. John Wooden
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. source unknown
No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me. Charles Spurgeon
If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. George MacDonald
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. Amelia Earhart
Bible verses about KINDNESS
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Colossians 3:12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Proverbs 3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Galatians 6:9 So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.
1 Corinthians 13:4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.
Titus 3:4-6 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
Acts 28:2 The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
Ephesians 2:7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Looking forward to hearing your story about the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you.
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