Everyday, I pass my neighbor’s beautiful garden and it always puts a smile on my face. I’m always in awe every spring when the flowers are in full bloom. It’s so beautiful!! The colors are so vibrant in the Spring and I can tell how much they care about the plants and flowers. Today, I decided to wrap a box full of handmade paper fortune cookies with kindness quotes on each “cookie” and tied it with a green bow. I also blew up a smiley face balloon and attached it with the box. I wrote a Thank You note that said “Your garden always puts a smile on my face” — I left the gift box, balloon, and card by their front door! It made me feel GREAT and I’m sure it made their day!!
“And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, ‘Go, each return to her mother’s house. The Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.’ . . . Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, ‘Blessed be he of the Lord, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead . . . The man is a relative of ours, a near kinsman.’ . . . Then he said, ‘Blessed are you of the Lord, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich’ ”
Keeping a friend's secret, even when you're dying to tell other people. Standing by a friend, even if everyone else turns against her and you're afraid they might turn against you. Keeping a promise, even when you wish you hadn't made it. Not cheating when you're on holiday, even though your boyfriend or girlfriend would never know, if you did.
Bringing hot tea and honey to someone who is feeling badly.
Doing someone else's chores when s/he is unable to do them.
Saying yes to a call for help.
Being open to assist anyone, even strangers.
Picking up a fallen book or paper that someone has dropped, and returning it to them.
Happy at being directed by your friend, as you both decorate for her party.
Peeling carrots or...