The Kindness Challenge

Tell me if this has ever happened to you.  You have a family member, client, friend, business partner, boss, perspective client, etc who has asked you to do something.  It may be part of your normal routine or maybe an effort above and beyond.

If you are like me, you like to see problems through until the end, even if it means going the extra mile.  So, you work.  When it is all said and done, you go back to this person with the results and you hear….

Nothing.

Just

We found ourselves in the midst of a consumer culture. Every conversation is an exchange, a presentation of need and delivery.  Our boys do this all the time and, as kids, it is natural behavior.  It’s why we drill into them, “say please and thank you.”

Did you ever look around your office or your church and wonder what happened?

This weekend, take a day and make a point of saying thank you.  Do it often.  If you go out to breakfast, thank the waiter or waitress.  If you are in the grocery store, thank the cashier. Tell your spouse that you appreciate them.

Thank your kids for listening.

Send a family member, friend, or client an email thanking them for being a part of your life.

We talk often of sacrificial love, of social change and a revolution of faith. The mountains can only be climbed with a first step.

Kindness is where we start.

~Matt

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