We may sometimes feel like we do not have much to offer to the world, so, why do anything.  This, I’m sorry, but, it is foolish thinking.  We all have something to offer…the best things in life, in fact.  Let’s think about all of those opportunities we have to greet people with smiles.  Or, to sit and listen to someone that really needs a trustworthy person to speak with.  What about those countless moments of praying for others and oneself…

We have a lot to offer, if I do say so myself!  😛

We have the ability to lift someone’s spirit just by smiling at them!  For me, it’s way of saying ‘I respect you.  Thank you for sharing this space with me with kindness and grace. You’re my brother/sister.’  So, let’s not underestimate giving a good smile.  There’s no such thing as smiling too much, unless, you’re a goof ball like me, and, used to ask my friends, “Would you still be my friend if I smiled all day?”  Silly, I know.  Was always goofy.  Still am!  😛

I believe (just my thoughts) that for some of us, listening to someone, truly listening is hard, or, at least, at times.  Come on.  We’ve all been there!  We might be thinking about what we’re going to say next, or simultaneously trying to complete a task.  We’re distracted either with our thoughts or actions.  What about when our friend or family member really is in a situation that requires a trustworthy someone to listen and give feedback or ask questions?

And, then, we have praying.  We all can do this!  Anywhere and at any time!

I liked this: ‘Even when we’re physically limited, a smile, a word of encouragement, a prayer, or a display of faith during our trial can be used to minister to the diverse and interdependent body of Christ.  When we serve the Lord, no job or act of love is too menial to matter.’  (read it, again)

  • smile
  • listen
  • pray

We can do this!  All of us!

Have a blessed night,



1 Cor. 15:42 – 58     Nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

“Jesus, thank You for valuing us and using us to build up others.”

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