As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Five Kind Things

Tonya tagged me with this meme, and I am going to try to keep this going!

The Five Kind Things Meme works like this:
List five kind things you do for yourself.
List five kind things you do for your closest friend, partner or child.
List five kind things you have done for a stranger.
Have fun!
Tag five people.

Five things I do for myself:
1. Quiet time on the deck in the morning.
2. I write.
3-5 I'm still working those out.

List five kind things you do for your closest friend, partner or child.
1. I listen.
2. With the children, I do art. It is one of their favorite things.
3. For Rob, I work out ways to go to opening days movies. If I absolutely can't go, I work it out so he can.
4. For my son, I transplated all the flowers from my flowerbed, and we planted beans and peas instead.
5. I send cards and emails that tell them they are valuable.

List five kind things you have done for a stranger.
1. Picked up a young man on the side of the road because I truly felt led to do so, took him to get a gas can with gas, and returned him to his car. I made sure the car started, and he was safely on the road before I quit following him.
2. Years ago, I was on my way home in a heavy rain storm from college after a night class, and I saw headlights pointed the wrong direction. A woman had hydroplaned and slid into a ditch. She was fine. I took her home. She called my folks to let them know why I was running late, so they wouldn't worry. I have always thought that was so considerate of her.
3. I open doors for parents with children and strollers, and I grab the front of strollers and help parents carrying them down stairs. If you've ever had to "bump" a sleeping baby down stairs because there was no ramp or elevator, you know how precious a hand holding the frong level for a smooth ride is.
4. I've given water bottles and snacks to parents whose children needed them at the park.
5. I saved a cat from some dogs. :-)

Things I do for fun:
1. Walk in the rain.
2. Build sandcastles on the beach to see how long it takes for them to be washed away.
3. Take pictures.
4. Play games with my family.
5. Take C&W dance lessons with my husband.

Five people to tag:
1. Jennifer
2. Robin
3. Wendy
4. Linda
5. Natalie
All of their links are on my blog roll. Even if they don't do the meme, it's worth your time to check them out. Ladies, if you do the meme, let us know in the comments section, so we can check it out!


natmer said...

Jerri, thanks so much for your prayers. And thanks for the tag! Your comments on my blog always make me smile. I can't wait to read all of your blog entries now, too!

Wendy said...

thaanks for tagging me ... this is a good one I will have to think about....

Linda said...

Thanks, Jeri, I'll try to get to it soon! This one does take some thought ....

tonya said...

Great list, Jerri! I love reading the kindness that others show. It makes me feel like the world can change. :)

I too love to walk in the rain...

Thanks for playing!

Robin said...

Hi Jerri - neat tag... I will try to get to it soon - busy days here.

You are a kind person - I love your responses. I'm sure God smiles on you with pride!

Jan Parrish said...

Yes, gotta love those walks in the rain. :)

Robin said...

Hi Jerri - just wanted to let you know that my answers will post tomorrow mid-morning on my Actions Speak Loudest Blog.

Feel free to leave some words of wisdom on my marriage post most. I'd love to hear what works for you!