Sunday, December 6, 2009

Accept the gift!

This morning I had some errands to run. (My husband is playing in the band at church, but my boys are sick so we weren't able to go.) I needed to drop off some stuff at a friend's house, who has also been sick, so on my way there I called and offered to bring over a Starbucks for her.... but she graciously declined.

Now ladies... I don't know about you, but I can recall a few times when someone has offered to bring me something—whether I was in need or not—but I refused because I didn't want to put them out. Put them out? If they didn't want to do it, they most likely wouldn't have offered! (Hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it?)

It would have blessed me to bring my friend a fru-fru coffee drink this morning. I would have loved to have done that for her! So now I ask myself, how many times have *I* closed the door on an opportunity for someone else to be blessed by serving me with some simple act of kindness?

So I encourage you—next time someone offers to do something for you, take them up on it!! (It's not greedy or selfish to let someone do something nice for you!) You will be blessed AND they will be blessed!! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great reminder. I need a babysitter -- want to come over and babysit?!?! LOL! Kidding...... ;)