Treasure-Trove Thursday {Benevolence}

Thanks to Elegant Word Art by Bethany

Benevolence: disposition to do good, a : an act of kindness b : a generous gift.

This is a simple, but beautifully profound song:

I want to be kind to ev’ryone,
For that is right, you see.
So I say to myself, “Remember this:

Kindness begins with me.”

Children’s Songbook, 145

I would like to invite each of you to do at least one act of kindness today.  It may require you to reach beyond your usual friends.  To go even further, you can courageously choose to serve someone who doesn’t treat you well.  I promise if you will extend yourself beyond what is easy to do, you will feel good inside.  Benevolence will begin to become a part of your everyday life and you’ll see how it will bring joy and unity to your home, work, church, and the world.

“Sometimes being benevolent is most difficult in our own families. Strong families require effort. “Be cheerful, helpful, and considerate of others. Many problems in the home are created because family members speak and act selfishly or unkindly. Concern yourself with the needs of other family members. Seek to be a peacemaker rather than to tease, fight, and quarrel.” Mary N. Cook

Expand your benevolence to all.  Both young and old can be blessed by your service.  Be mindful of the elderly.  It doesn’t take much: a simple “Hi!” or smile, open a door or offer to help in some way.  A simple task for you can be an overwhelming one for an older person.

We have the following hanging up in our home:

Love this Quote

Sometimes we are more motivated to complete a worthy task when we are held accountable.  Family Brings Joy can help.  Come back and share with us what act of kindness or benevolence you did today. {or any day, really :)}

Kindness begins with me,

Comments

  1. Congratulations for making the top hits on Songbirds.! Love, Mom

  2. Loved this post! 🙂 Thank you for using your blog to challenge and encourage us!
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