Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Blessed to be a blessing

We really are, as believers in Jesus, blessed to be a blessing.

This morning at 9:30something my door bell rang.

G looked out and said in a rather non-plussed voice, "Mom, it's a package." We've been getting some action figures I'd ordered for his birthday. (Yes, I know, MORE action figures.) So he's not overly thrilled with packages on the front porch as his birthday's a few weeks away.

Okay I thought noting the tone of voice and I opened the door.

It was not just any package! It was a care package. Just for me.
There was a box of Krispy Kreme Donuts, chocolate, and a DIET COKE from SONIC!!
They had rung the doorbell and RAN! well, actually they drove off....but same thing. They were Gone.

I was so touched! And in that one instant -- this act of blessing boosted my spirits - and I had to laugh at my first thought - no ..that's not right. My first thoughts were along the lines of "ooooooo someone loves me!". Of course, I had just been thinking how nice it would be if I'd had a Diet Coke.

My second thoughts were "I wanted to do this for someone!!"

Of course, if you ever have the chance to leave love on someone's front porch and then ring the door bell and run, It's oodles of fun. For everyone. And now that I've been blessed in this way, I can't wait for the opportunity to bless someone else.

I just have to say, as I munch on a whole-wheat Krispie Kreme donut, that I have such THOUGHTFUL friends.


Nicki said...

How sweet is that! It really does make you want to go and do that for someone!! Thanks for sharing and you are sooooooo right!!

ThoughtfulMom said...

You're right. It is great fun. :)

Jenn4Him said...

That is so awesome. Makes me think. I wonder who I could bless in that way. Thanks for sharing. As for the action figures, I won't go there. Your family need help! Keeping them in bottles and all sorts of situations. It's not natural. :-)It's inspirational!

jugglingpaynes said...

Great idea! I can't wait to try it on someone!

Peace and Laughter,

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TobyBo said...

That sounds wonderful!!

cptwentworth said...

Ooooh, fun! I want to bless someone that way. What joy it is to be blessed by blessing someone else.