I remember awhile ago I was riding a bus and the driver shared with me how she was having such a hard time dealing with the way one of her coworkers had treated her. The driver said she felt so hurt and disrespected. I decided to share my little nuggets and asked her to do something outside of the norm' bless her socks off and do it anonomously. She said there is absolutely No Wayyyyyyyyyy! I said honey you don't understand the feeling you get when you go out of your way and do something wonderful for someone else, it frees you from a multitude of sin. The feeling you will have, the freedom from anger and the satisfaction you get stomping on HELL and all his angels to bless someone else ahhhhhhhhhhhh...
The lady driver said I dunno but I will think about it. I also told her dont expect A-N-Y appreciation from them in return if you should decide to do this.
Well I had forgotten all about it and months later she saw me on the street pulled the bus over, parked it and she started jumping all over me. I said what happened? She replied you don't remember what you said to me but I did it! I did it! I didn't want to simmer her joy but what was I suppose to remember here and who is this sweet little stranger jumping all over me? She then preceeded to tell me what I shared with her some time ago on the bus and how free she felt when she gave this woman who hated her one hundred dollars in a card and blessed her socks off! The woman said it broke something in her and freed her from anger towards the woman who caused her so much trouble. I'm not saying it works for everyone but there is something so freeing and fulfilling giving to your enemies ahhhhhhhh. It heap coals over them, some even come to repentance. Give them a GIFT they will never forget
Another story I will make it short:
There was a woman who lived upstairs from me who was so mean and slightly difficult, I would check on her periodically, call her and she would give me atti-tude OMG! I said that's it -thats it I am not going back anymore! Something in me said "go one more time". I'm like WHAT!!!!
I cant believe it!!!!!!!! I swallowed my pride and went in for more torture. I was blowing my breath, my knees was shaking and gritted my teeth as I walked up the stairs but I did it and I adjusted my attitude before I got to her door
(ok so its the wrong face I was smiling on the outside ok! lol). I knocked she answered, I said I was coming to check on you and have something for you she seemed surprised but spoke as if I wanted something in return (the nerve of some people!) long story short I will spare you the details something in her finally broke and she made me her friend Yayyyyyy
One more story lollll.
I'm not that great at story telling but you will get the point. I once dated a guy for three years and decided this is not the relationship for me. He was doing everything but what I desired in a relationship so I gave him the "gift of goodbye". See ladies you don't have to curse them out, throw things at them, call them names, just gift them!
Give them the gift of goodbye: I cooked all his favorite foods, put them on a platter decorated it nicely, bought some really cool gifts and bought a beautiful card thanking him for the life's experience I really appreciated him so much! (I meant it!) He taught me what not to accept from men, to grow a back bone, stop letting men walk all over me, and to re-evaluate myself. What I did was made arrangements to visit him (for 10 seconds) I took all the gifts, card and his favorite foods to his home (I cooked them). I said Hiiiiii I just wanted to bless you today! (mind you he had been so horrible lately to the point I had to break up with him). He was so shocked knowing he did not deserve anything and I had all these beautifully wrapped gifts and a pleasant smile as I handed them to him. He called me for days I would not answer. When I finally did, he said OMG I have never had someone to dump me the way you did! (lollll its so funny now it was hard to do but I am stronger because of the life lessons) That experience left a lifelong impression with him too. I never did take him back and he really learned to value, appreciate and respect me that's for sure. Some guys will learn others wont.
I was just lead to share...
Have you changed someone elses world today? Bless them, someone is hurting and needs you even if you don't have the time send them a card, mail them a gift, have no money? call them, text, email, type a letter do something. Make it a habit to bless someone weekly, if you are bold enough, DAILY! You never know, you may be the one who is in need of a blessing in the near future...