Soup’s On: Paying Forward Kindness

It’s amazing what one act of kindness can do. I tutor two primary aged students and go to their house twice a week. This family amazes me because of the way they treat me each and every time I am there. If the children are at home and are available, all 6 of them meet me at the door and say hello and they seem genuinely glad that I am there. I even have one or two of them escort me to my car each week. I can’t say enough nice things about this home school family as I see love for other people demonstrated to me through them.

Two weeks ago was no exception as I was offered a bowl of delicious homemade vegetable soup since I arrived early to tutor. (This could become a habit. 🙂 ) I had to decline since I has eaten earlier, but I asked Mrs. L. if I could have a doggie bowl to take home. I was even bold enough to ask for an extra serving for my hubby because he likes soup too. The next thing I know, I have enough for dinner for more than just the two of us! I told Mrs. L. that it looked like I wouldn’t have to cook tonight and she said that was her intention. That just grabbed me as I thought of her generosity and kindness toward me and my family. She certainly could have kept the soup for her family, but instead she gave a large portion of it to me.

This made me think of how I can serve and bless others who I see during the week. Isn’t it fabulous to think that one small act of kindness can touch another person who is then motivated to go and do likewise? What an amazing ripple effect that one bowl of soup can have. I am making an extra batch of soup to pay forward the act of kindness that was shown toward me this week. Just a thought: if anyone comes to mind that you can help, why not bless them?

Matthew 25:40

New King James Version (NKJV)

40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

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