The Travel Diary (2): Passing on Kindness, By Ifeoma Samuel
Sometimes, God’s blessings in our lives are meant to be passed on… We are meant to spread out and not remain sponges… We don’t hoard it all, and that’s what makes it is an overflowing blessing.
The mum had her hands full. With a rambunctious toddler, a little boy filled with so much enthusiasm and a calm and collected older daughter. As they settled in, the take off was smooth but the baby boy became restless and uncontrollable. Good old breastfeeding to the rescue, and things resolved back to normal. There was quite a conversation too… mums always have a lot to say, heh?
Then was this flight attendant who passed by one too many times, staring each time. This time our eyes locked in, “I think I know you from somewhere”, like he summoned courage to talk. With a closer look, I admit his face was familiar too. We both struggled for a few minutes to make the connection.
The flight attendant was excited just as I was and gave me an extra round of food. By now, I had three boxes of unopened food – a detour package, a kind extra gesture, and my normal ration. There was no way I was going to consume all that food.
But I suppose “thank you” were in order. His kindness was profound and I was grateful for it…but I had to pass this kindness along to someone who needed it more!
The mum would need more food than my small tummy. She was so grateful. Her older son consumed his ration plate clean and was very ready to munch down the extra portion of food.
The kids were hungry as their flight had been delayed for hours, leaving them a bit stranded. At that moment, that extra portion of food meant more than food to them; it was a blessing!
Sometimes, God’s blessings in our lives are meant to be passed on.
We are meant to spread out and not remain sponges.
We don’t hoard it all, and that’s what makes it is an overflowing blessing.
You never know how far an extra drink, food, snack, shoes, handkerchief can make someone else’s life easier. That wo/man next door may be in need of those clothes, bags, plates, food, cups you are about to throw out.
Just before you toss out some of your wares look around, someone may be in dire need of them.
And lastly, when next you hit the road, remember to pass along some kindness along the way, OK?
What random act of kindness have you shown lately?
By His Great Grace,
Ifeoma Samuel is an author, blogger and speaker at women’s conferences. She uses her writings to share everyday life stories about God’s immense love, and is the author of My 30 Days Journey To a Fulfilled Life. Visit her blog Purposeful And Meaningful and you can follow her on Pinterest|Google+|Facebook