Since I last posted, I have been thinking a lot about friendship and now I show people that they are important to me. As I said then, while I have no control over how my friends act, I can control my own actions.
As such, I decided to make a genuine effort to be more kind to people I care about…which has manifested itself in the following ways:
– buying flowers for a friend who had a bad week
– visiting a poorly friend and taking her favourite Starbucks … including asking them to double up on the cups, and *stealing* some coffee-collars and straws so that she can have the Starbucks experience at home– taking dinner and emergency groceries to a different poorly friend (and also loaning her my un-opened Season 5 of Big Bang Theory)
– swapping a creche serving date, to help someone out
– buying a case of Long Life milk as part of my grocery shopping, to donate to the local foodback
Doing little, nice things for people has really boosted my outlook this week…I’ve found myself looking for ways to make people feel loved or encouraged. I even let a little old couple queue jump at Morrisons’ today, despite us having pretty much the same number of items.
I’m feeling quite upbeat at the moment – helped by the fact that it’s November now and it is a) no longer quite so grey and miserable outside and b) I can legitimately count down to Christmas…not that I haven’t been preparing for the last month or so!! But that’s another blog post.
And so… the moral of this post is; “let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:18)