I say it to my favorite little ones: You have to give good to get good. When you give goodness to people, a smile, a listening ear, a prayer… you get goodness in return. It all comes back eventually, but think about it: when you smile at someone, most times they’ll smile back. My point with the little ones is geared more towards their behavior: when you give good, when you act good, you get good in return, you ARE good for your actions.
Simply put, give good – give thanks for today, give yourself a pep talk about the blessings in your life, smile at someone that’s having a bad day (or just a bad attitude in general). What can it hurt? What you give is what you get… so give good, you’ll “get good”, especially in the eyes of God.
Have a blessed day – I am! 🙂 I pray for all of us today that we all can keep in mind that everyone deserves a little kindness, and for it to spread like wildfire. Amen!
I typed this above entry at 6:30 this morning. Here’s my testimony of proof that when you spread goodness, it comes back.
By 7:00 my husband was the winner of 2 tickets to see Marty Stewart in concert tomorrow night, won a coffee mug and was entered to win a grand prize of some kind of hunting gear. By 7:30 I won the same radio contest, winning 2 more tickets to the concert and I was entered to win a grand prize drawing of a diamond ring and gift certificates from local stores. I gave the tickets back so someone else could win, but asked to be kept in the grand prize drawing.
By 8:30 I was blessed 3-fold in a monetary gift (I gave $20 to a friend in need a few weeks ago – it came back to me today from another friend, but was multiplied to $60). At first I refused to take the money – the friend was offering it to me because I’ve missed so much work lately and she wanted to help. When I asked her not to give it to me she told me that her mother always told her that when you bless someone else it comes back to you, and that I wasn’t to take away her blessing. I understood and I respected her request to help me. I continue to give many thanks for her and her kindness, and I’ve asked God to bless her in return. Because of her gift I was able to buy my family’s Thanksgiving turkey and tuck away a bit. (I am so thankful!!)
It didn’t end there. Unexpectedly I was given a “new” desk today (it’s not brand new, but it’s new to me). I had no idea it was coming and it gives me more room to accommodate my work needs. I was also blessed at work by a loving parent that thanked me for always being a happy face when she comes and goes, and she gave me a heartfelt hug.
I passed that hug along to a work-family member that needed a little extra support… I didn’t know why at the time, but she just looked like she didn’t feel good and needed a hug. I also gave her the scarf I knitted to keep her neck warm while she was getting her class off of the bus. It matched her blouse perfectly today and she looked beautiful with it. It turns out she lost her mother a year ago and it really hit her hard this morning. She told me this afternoon that my hug really touched her. You see, her mother was a hugger too, and I prayed softly in her ear when I hugged her this morning that Jesus would be with her today and lift whatever was hurting her. She kept the scarf on all day and wore it home… and I was happy that I made her day better.
I could go on, but you get it… at least I hope you do. This is solid proof that when you GIVE GOOD you really do GET GOOD. Pass the Word. I am, and I am blessed for it. Thank you, God, for ALL of my blessings, physical and spiritual, and please bless each reader of my words. In Jesus’ name I pray in thanks, AMEN!!! 😀
Good morning, everyone! Today is going to be an amazing day! My body is healing, my spirit is strengthened, and I’m passing my blessing on to you through these words. Thank you for reading them.
I have recently started my mornings reading excerpts from Joel Osteen’s latest book, “I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life”. He always has such a positive message and we enjoy watching his sermons on Sundays before we go to church. To be blessed with his prayers of guidance and praise has graced me with peace of mind in my difficult situation(s).
Today is my 16th day of reading (one for each day of the month). Today I will show more than ever my faith in God, today new doors will open for me. Today I will get good news on my finances, my health, and my faith will be strengthened. You see, first you say it, then it happens. It’s true. You’ll hear me repeat that over and over because it’s SO true. If you sit around feeling sorry for yourself, worrying about that which is beyond your control, the only result is more worry, more sorrow. You believe that you’re unworthy of God’s greatness. That’s not true. That’s the devil playing in your head with your emotions. Instead, stand up and strengthen your backbone, fill your heart with joy by saying out loud “I am going to have a great day! I am happy! I am healthy! I am loved! I am a child of God!”. I promise you’ll see positive things happen in your day. It could be anything from a smile from a stranger to a promotion at work – you never know what door God is going to open for you just for putting faith in his Power over your life.
Let this inspire you today: it’s no mistake that you’ve read it… God brought you here to read it in the first place. I dare say I don’t know you personally, but I do know you in God’s eyes. We share many things in common and we can learn from each other. Let today be the day you make changes that push you even farther to your destiny. Be positive, smile and be gracious with those who don’t know you, love the people around you and let them know how much they’re appreciated. God will bless you for your good deeds, and you will see greatness grace you.
Enjoy your day – I know I will because I’ve started it on the right foot. Today is going to be GREAT! Peace be with you, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!