Today I’d like to call each of our readers to action in what I’m calling Take Action Tuesdays. What I’m asking is in line with the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) that Gregory, aka The Quiet Computer Guy, mentions on Wednesdays. Now instead of merely suggesting that you do a RAK, I’m insisting that you take action in some way today to show love and kindness to others. As Greg has mentioned in previous posts he has shared on Wednesdays, it doesn’t have to be anything big – simply opening the door for someone or holding it open for the next person to go through is a small gesture that could brighten someone’s day. Or, what about smiling intently at someone that looks as if they’re having a really bad day. Just smile and let that smile linger to pierce their heart and leave a lasting impression on them the rest of the day. Saying something nice to someone can go a long way, too. If you see someone that looks as if they are struggling, give them a genuine compliment from your heart to theirs.
The point today is just to take action on this Tuesday. Do something for someone without any thought of being repaid in any way, shape, or form. Do it just because it’s in your heart to do for others. Do it with the intention of brightening up someone else’s day.
If you have someone that you have been thinking of that you haven’t reached out to in a while, do it today. Let them know you’re thinking of them. You don’t have to have a lengthy conversation with them, just a simple “Thinking of you” will do. If you’d like to go into more detail, then by all means, do!
As I think about the “good ole days,” I recall the times when I’d take a letter out of the mailbox and allow my fingers to feel the different textures of the paper while visualizing the person sitting at their desk writing as carefully as they could to leave a lasting impression with their penmanship. It felt good to receive a hand written letter back then. Now with texts and emails, it’s rare to get a hand written letter. How about taking the time to write to someone today? Go ahead, you know you can find some paper and a pen … now use it! Pour yourself into what you’re writing, and imagine how your words will leap off of the page and touch the heart of the recipient!
If there is someone that you may have wronged in the past that you need to ask forgiveness of, why not take action now toward a possible reconciliation? You may not have control of how the other person will perceive your apology or the intentions behind such, but what you do have control of is yourself and how you can reach out to them at this time. All you can do is apologize and ask for forgiveness, and it will be up to the other person if they will grant this forgiveness. If you sincerely apologize and mean it with your whole heart, hopefully the other person will feel it and will give your apology serious thought. It is our hope that they will accept your apology and the relationship can be mended. It may not be exactly like it was before whatever took place to cause the falling out between you, but it simply won’t get any better if you refuse to address it. Take action and reach out to ask for forgiveness.
We want to encourage you to take some form of action today toward a better life, a better you, a better bond in your relationships. If your prayer life hasn’t been what it should have been all of this time, take action by being intentional with your prayers and reaching out to God. Don’t just go to Him when you’re in trouble. He’s there and wants you to seek Him even when the sun is shining brightly in your life.
Take Action Tuesday is brought to you by the Encouragement Team at Light Love Hope.