Being Still Doesn't mean doing nothing. 9 Principles for waiting on God, page 3
Being Still Doesn't mean doing nothing. 9 Principles for waiting on God
Step 6: Don’t forget the kindness that others have shown to you
It is always good to remember past blessings, kindness and the good deeds of others in the past. This allows you to keep an open mind, to remain optimistic and to hope for the best things to come. Not forgetting the kindness of others, helps you to think all things gratitude, realizing too that the more you are grateful for what you already have, the more you would unlock the fullness of life which allows for your blessings to find their way to you.
#7 Don’t forget to be kind to others
Kindness is more than doing a good deed for someone – it is tenderness, it is an attitude, it is saying kind words to others and expressing genuine love to that person no matter what you may be experiencing in your own life. As Confucius once said, “Forget injuries, never forget kindness.” Kindness is reciprocal. It is not a sign of weakness but it evokes warmth, happiness and will brighten someone else’s day. No act of kindness ever goes unnoticed. To illustrate this, you may recall the story in the bible about Ruth, when Boaz the kinsman redeemer repaid her for the kindness that she had shown to Naomi following the death of her husband and as they both experienced the famine in the land.
Ruth questioned the favor she received from Boaz and his response was this: I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband….May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” ~ Ruth 2:11-12