Friday, August 10, 2007



So, I may not be great at the whole "daily" ramblings on here, but hey, it's the best I can do! With school around the corner, it's not gonna be daily, but I do want to stay up with this. It's fun to write and have people comment on what I've written. I think if I had wireless at home, it would be daily. However, for now, snippits of ponderings will have to do!

As promised, the "Barnabas" lessons are still tumbling in my head. I love it when I go somewhere and come back changed. For as nervous as I was out there, God did some major stuff within me.

I now take very little for granted. I had hit a point where I expected people to be kind, and would wind up frustrated or disappointed when people fell short. Now my mindset has changed. I now take the most simple blessings from others as a token of kindness in a BIG way!

See, out at camp, EVERYONE went out of their way to help others. Kindness was the "norm", not the exception. And, that's not an overexaggeration! And, within that, I think I caught it! I am now ALWAYS looking for ways to be kind to those around me. Don't get me wrong, I was a good person before, but not like I am now. I am changed. And, now I REALLY notice it when others are kind to me or others around me.

For example, Deb came up to school the other day and helped me with my bulletin board. (I hope to take a pic of it and post it, it is my favorite one she's done so far!) And, on her way to the school, she called and offered to bring me food! I realize this is a simple thing, but it blessed me IMMENSELY! I think prior to camp I would have appreciated it, but not like I do after my camp experience. Kindness is such a simple thing, but it is something I definately took for granted, and now I appreciate it in a way I can't even put into words.

I'm changed.

Kindness is simple.

But not the "norm" in a lot of settings...


What a lesson!


1 comment:

Ms. H said...

How goeth life at school?