Spring is just around the corner. Can you almost smell it in the air? Fresh rain, hints of sunshine and small bursts of flowers are pushing through the ground. During this time of the year I began thinking about my garden and planning which flowers and herbs I want to cultivate. Browsing through seed packets at the store is always a delight!
Yes it is true! The seeds that I am talking about is being a blessing to one another in the small things. Giving someone you love a small gift or doing a kind act is just like planting a seed. It may be little but reaps great joy and blessing on those who receive. The best part of blessing someone else is that it strengthens your relationship with God and the individual, causing both of you to grow!
There are so many different ways you can bless others in the small things and the best place to start is right in your own home! It might even be the place where some would least expect it. Just like the delight you get from browsing through seeds at the store, it is exciting to think of different seeds of blessings you can plant in others lives. Here are some ways you can plant seeds of blessing.
1. Write a thoughtful note to someone and list the character qualities that you appreciate about them and pair it with your favorite verse.
2. Ever seen the trash can cascading with garbage? Take out the garbage and surprise the one who usually does this special duty!
3. Ask a mother with little ones if you can help watch their kids while at church or come over to play with the kids and do some simple jobs. I am sure she can think of a few, sweeping, wipe counters, dust, pick up toys : )
4. Make a latte/cup of tea for someone who loves it(like me!!) and deliver to them. I love surprising my husband with a creamy latte on his desk. It always puts a smile on his face to receive this sweet treat.
Don’t know how to make a latte? Here is the recipe:
1 cup of milk. Heat till steaming on the stove or in microwave.
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup extra strong coffee.
So how will you plant little blessings this spring?