Share Four Somethings— April Installment
I’m linking up to this month’s Share Four Somethings Hosted monthly over at Heather’s. The fundamental of Share Four Somethings is to provide a way for you to take a glimpse back over your monthly happenings. The categories written about include something Loved, Something Gleaned, something Braved or Saved and something Achieved. Won’t you join me and read others’ monthly recap at Share Four Somethings. See you there.
Earlier this month, at the grocery store, I got to see not one, but two acts of kindness played out before me. As I was standing in the checkout line, a few customers ahead of me was a young woman and her young son. They had purchased several groceries consisting of many heavy bags. As they headed to the door, the remaining customers in line, myself included, heard the conversation between this woman and her son. They were talking about carrying their bags as they walked home.
The gentleman who was next in line asked the woman how far they had to walk; five blocks, she said. Wow! The man was having none of that and told the young woman to go out to his car and gave a description and told her to tell his wife that her husband said to tell her they were giving them a ride home.
That’s not all. So the cashier rang up this same gentleman, and he was a few dollars short of making his purchase and said he had to run out to his car and get some more money from his wife. Wait for it! So the gentleman BEHIND him is so touched by what he had done that he says it won’t be necessary because HE was going to pay the difference of this man’s purchase forward.
I can’t even begin to tell you how touched and moved I was to see this exchange. I had tears in my eyes. And said a silent prayer for all of these strangers I do not know.
This is me.
The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.
— Max Lucado
Something Braved or Saved
So this is new for me. I’m so honored and excited to be the new edition to W2W Ministries. I will be the Sunday writer.
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It’s great to be on the writer team with you, Paula. Love the kindness stories too!
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It’s great to be on the writing team with you too.
Paula, such a blessing to hear that story of kindness at the grocery store! We just don’t get a ring side seat for such things as often as we would like! Love the quote on grace and mercy-“me” too.
And I am SO EXCITED that you will be joining us over at Woman to Woman Minsitries!!!! Way to go girlfriend!
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Donna, I’m so blessed and EXCITED to be joining you all at W2W.
I love seeing acts of kindness too! Glad you got to witness those at the grocery store. And congratulations on being the Sunday writer for W2W Ministries, Paula! I know you’ll do a wonderful job at this and will encourage many.
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Thank you so much Lisa.
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Dear Paula, i walked into your page from Corinne’s pages . glad to read you meet you and greet you in these pages and Prise the Lord
Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment in the grocery store, Paula! God’s love and kindness expressed through humans is amazing to behold and you had a front row seat! Awesome quotes! Congratulations on W2W Ministries opportunity!
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Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. 🤗
I enjoyed every part of this!!
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It is always so heartwarming to witness acts of kindness! And I am so excited you have joined W2W and am sure you will encourage many of us!
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Happy to be a part of the W2W community. I’m so excited continue to Glorify God even more.
Thank you for sharing those stories in Something Loved. They were very encouraging!
Megan B recently posted…Share Four Somethings: April 2022
Thank you so much Megan. 🤗
Thanks so much for sharing the story of kindness, so incredibly sweet! Congratulations on your new writing gig! Have a wonderful week!
Cindy Davis recently posted…Share Four Somethings-April 2022
What beautiful acts of kindness, thank you for sharing.
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Your most welcome 🤗
Congrat to your new writing gig Paula!
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Thank you so much Beth!
Paula-I love the grocery store story and your quotes. Congrats on being the Sunday writer at W2W Ministries!
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Thank You so much Amy.
Congratulations – the Sunday writer! It even sounds fun!!:)
Thank You so much Jenifer.
What a wonderful blessing to witness those acts of kindness! Wouldn’t it be great if we could see – and participate in – so much more of that kind of generosity? I think I need to pay attention more for the opportunities to do good for others. Congratulations on becoming the Sunday writer!
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Kym recently posted…Share Four Somethings – April 2022
Thank you so much Kym. It sure was a blessing.
What a beautiful story! I love seeing random acts of kindness💚 I’ve found when I focus mor on Jesus and ask him to direct my sight, I see more good in people throughout the day. Thank you for sharing this sweet moment Paula 🙂
You’re so welcome Veronica. Thank you bunches for stopping by. Blessings.