Goodness. It needs to begin somewhere…
Let goodness begin with you.
And if not now, then when?
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22,23 NIV
What could be considered “goodness”?
- Go that extra mile when you see something is missing.
- Reach out to encourage, without expectation of return.
- Provide what’s needed – anonymously if possible.
- Smile even when you don’t feel like it.
- Clean up a mess, especially if you weren’t involved.
- Open doors for others – figuratively speaking.
- Be with someone. Just be. No words, or advice.
- Give a verbal hug to someone who has felt rejected.
- Let go of something. Release your anger or expectation, or…
- Care for something that’s not your responsibility.
- I’m sure there are more! What would you add?
Let’s become that “someone”!
Here’s a checklist with the items above… make it a positive and thankful week and try checking off some or all of these ideas!
You can change the world – one person at a time.
Want to work toward being more optimistic, thankful, and kind? Here are some books I’ve created – they’re available on Amazon as journals…
- Gratitude Journal with morning and evening reflection questions
- 30 Gratitude Prompts
- Kindness Matters Journal – Exploring and Documenting Being Kind with 100 Kindness Ideas and More
Be prompted to be positive via email- to remind you that you're loved, to be thankful, of encouraging and to be encouraged and of setting and achieving goals. That's Positive ThanksLiving!
If I were to add one to the list, I think it would be, give grace where grace is not deserved.
It’s not easy, but it’s powerful. It is powerful for both the one giving grace as well as the one receiving. It is also scriptural and part of striving to be more like Christ.