I am amazed at how truly caught off guard people are when an act of kindness is bestowed upon them. you hear comments like “oh how nice” and a favorite of mine “you want to help me?” It’s silly when they don’t know how to respond. they’ll pause, give you a quick glance and a shy “sure.” and sometimes even a “no thank you,” with a weird look like you’re crazy. why are they so surprised?! … because random acts of kindness are so uncommon these days.
when you’re on the giving end, it’s a bittersweet feeling: you feel like you’re making a difference in someone’s day but at the same time the lack of kindness we find ourselves surrounded by is so disheartening . I dare you to make a difference! do something unexpectedly kind for someone … I guarantee you’ll be the one blessed!
And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good. (2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV)