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BE A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Sometimes we are always go, go, go that we forget to look around us. We become so consumed with our day to day routine that we don't necessarily let anything else into our schedule. It becomes foreign to go out of our way to help someone else along the path. But why? It should not be a foreign concept. Everyone faces darkness in their life. It's inevitable. But there's certainly nothing more beautiful that someone who steps out of their day to day routine and reaches out to someone who needs a little more light in their day.

Light always wins.
Kindness always wins.

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

No matter how dark the situation, it cannot overpower the light.


With all the negativity surrounding us daily in this broken world, please don't forget the power of kindness and being a light to others. Whether it's someone you agree with or disagree with, be kind. You just never know what battle someone may be facing. Your words of encouragement may mean more than you could ever imagine.

I have totally been there. You know those days when it seems like nothing is going right. You wake up late, get stopped in traffic on the way to work, spill your coffee in the car, a rude person sets your day off even more, and you end the evening with a headache. It happens, I get it. On the flip side...when you just can't catch a break, then all of a sudden someone reaches out to bring you a fresh (strong) coffee or someone takes the time to listen to you vent. What a difference that makes, right?

Genuine compassion can turn someone's negative into a positive with a simple act of kindness.

Colossians 3:12 You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

For a moment, think about the people who perhaps have a hard time finding any positives in a single day. The people who grumble and complain over small things. The people who just plain aren't nice. And certainly the people who have faced tragedy. Maybe, they simply need someone to show them a smile or say hello in order to get through the day. Perhaps your simple hello will change their outlook so much that they begin to see the light again and find a reason to encourage someone else the next day.

It suddenly becomes a chain reaction.

It makes a difference, people.

I urge you to share a simple act of kindness with one person today. Extend your heart with grace. Make it a genuine act of service. After all, we all need a little encouragement now and then. So why not be that source of light for someone else and be an example of Christ's bright light and love?

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  1. This was really inspiring, thank you. <3

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    1. I'm so glad it impacted you. Thanks for reading Ashley :)

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