Posts Tagged ‘good deed’

Starbucks Invests Heavily In Drive-Thru Market

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone.” (Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭10‬ NLT)

On August 20, 2014, a woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. at a St. Petersburg, FL, Starbucks and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer. After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window. By closing time that night, 10 p.m., 378 customers had kept the Java blessings flowing!

You don’t have to be a Christian to do something nice for others. But the natural inclination for us SHOULD BE to help others, especially when we see a need. Selfishness is the opposite of the spirit-filled life. By doing for others, we are keeping old ways at bay while allowing God to draw us deeper and invite others to join us on the journey.

This being Valentine’s weekend, do something special for someone (but start with your sweetheart first!). If you find yourself in a drive-thru line, start a chain reaction of blessing! It’ll make somebody’s day! You are loved!

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You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” (Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭20‬:‭35‬ NLT)

According to Fox News, the Toys R Us in Bellingham, MA, is where a kid can be a kid, and a complete stranger can be an angel. Around noon on Wednesday, a woman, dubbed “The Layaway Angel”, walked into the store and told a cashier she wanted to pay off a layaway balance: ALL OF THEM. In total, 154 people benefitted to the tune of $20,000!

When you stop to consider the better moments in life, it usually boils down to two things: Getting something as a gift and what you gave to others that touched their life. Greed feels good for a moment, but that moment passes quickly, usually as soon as you realize that you want more stuff. But to give, especially to those who can’t afford it, a little compassionate generosity goes a long way in your heart! It might even inspire others to do the same!

As you shop this weekend for Christmas things, take the chance to get something for someone in need. It could be an anonymous child through the Salvation Army or your local Angel Tree program, or even someone you know personally that is struggling. But when you take time to give, the blessings that return are always beyond compare to the cost! You are loved today!

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