The Starbucks “Pay It Backwards” story is an echo of what has taken place with SE stuff for fifteen-twenty years. It is encouraging and scary at the same time. It is essential that we explain WHY we are doing what we do to show God’s love. To be nice to people for niceness sake does essentially nothing for people other than raising their spirits for a moment for so. It is vital that an act of mercy be tied to the presence of God in some way.
A connect card is a decent habit to get involved with. Check out KindnessResources.com for a variety of cards to choose from. Leave these in your wake at least to show others why you have done what you have. Otherwise, you leave it to the recipient to draw a conclusion on their own regarding the act of charity.
Originally posted 2008-11-20 13:07:11.