Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Faith Builder

Today we will continue exploring thoughts from Richard Carlson’s book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. In one chapter, Carlson encourages families to actually schedule time for kindness. Though it sounds a bit odd initially, further exploration reveals its value and purpose. Of course, we hope to be people of kindness in our everyday living and interactions with others. But what might happen if we set aside ten or fifteen minutes each day to express intentional kindness? You might write a letter, make a phone call, or help a neighbor with a small project. You could schedule one hour a week and help with a food bank, walk for a cause, or a serve in missions at church. Encourage your children to choose a time at school or home to focus on sharing kindness. Maybe that could include doing a chore, playing nicely with siblings or creating a gift or card for someone. By sharing kindness as a family, your family will be blessed, and you will be blessing God and the lives of many others!

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