I would like to share a story with you today about a man who was asked to paint a boat. While painting the boat he noticed a small hole in the hull and decided to repair it. When the man finished he received his money and left. The next day the owner of the boat went by to see the painter. He gave him an enormous check. The man was taken by surprise. The owner explains to the man he had forgotten to mention the hole but noticed it had been repaired. Without his knowledge his children had taken the boat and gone on a fishing trip. The owner was elated to see his children make it home safely. He told the painter he could not pay him enough money for saving the lives of his children!
Have you ever done a good deed for someone not expecting anything in return from them? Do you take the initiative to do things without being told to do so? Let's talk about the man in this story.
What I love about the painter is that he did the good deed for the owner quietly. He knew eventually that he would notice and appreciate what he had done. He chose not to make a big deal out of it. He blessed the owner out of the kindness of his heart and went about his business. What he considered as just a little thing ended up being a lifesaver. He received a great reward for just being "himself"! Being your "best self" means you don't mind going that extra mile to help someone. Matter of fact, when you are your "best self" you look for ways in which to help others. It is a selfless act. A selfish person would only think about what benefits them. Imagine the lives we touch every day by simply having a listening ear, feeding the hungry, and praying for others in need. Lets leave no one behind. Repair all the leaks we find. Blessings flow freely in our lives when we are kind to others. We must Continue to sow good seeds as our ultimate blessings comes from above.
"Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." KJV
I encourage you today to continue to be a blessing to others. I challenge you to surprise someone today with an act of kindness. You will be blessed beyond measure!
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT! BE THE BEST "YOU!"