November 13, 2019 is World Kindness Day
I will be just returning from the Holy Land on this sweet day in November. As I think ahead to this post, knowing I will have the dust of sacred footsteps in my suitcase; I can’t imagine a more precious act of kindness than what our Lord did for us.
In honor of His sacrifice, I have a challenge for those who practice random acts of kindness. Christians are known as the bride of Christ, as someday we will join the marriage supper of the Lamb. So as part of that bride, I challenge each of you to do something special this week for a bride you do not know.
Here’s an example:
This Chapel of Love story will melt your heart. These nurses organized the sweetest wedding. I wish I could have attended just to see everyone’s face.
Weddings are the happiest time of our life and the most stressful. My precious daughter walks the aisle in January 2020 and I can’t imagine adding the heartbreak of this story, or any like it, to the planning of the big day. However, as this bride said, “But God!” HE IS BIGGER!
While I’m not suggesting you go to the extreme of what these nurses did (but hey, it would be awesome) here are a few suggestions to make the day of a random bride or someone in her party a little better. You’ll feel pretty good afterward, too.
Random Acts of Kindness for the Bridal Party
- Contact a wedding venue and ask if there is something simple a bride wanted but couldn’t afford and offer to pay for it anonymously.
- Search for local engagement announcements and send a gift, signing the card as a raktivist. (Random Act of Kindness Activist)
- Ask your favorite hair stylist if she/he can recommend a bride for a free hair appointment.
- Give a manicure or pedicure to the mother of the bride. (This is not a hint! 😉 )
- Prepare a meal for a family who is a week away from the wedding.
- Purchase pocket squares or handkerchiefs for the groomsmen of a wedding being held at your church.
- Leave a basket of flip flops or slippers for bridesmaids on the day of the wedding.
- If you know a hostess giving a shower for the bride or groom, offer to help clean up after the shower.
- Offer a floral arrangement to the mother of the groom for the rehearsal dinner.
- Drop off a few packs of thank-you cards on the bride-to-be’s porch.
These are just a few examples. I’m sure you have even more great ideas for World Kindness Day. If someone has recently been kind to you, please share in the comments below. And, if you have ideas to share with others for more random acts of kindness this week, please share them on my Facebook page.
Praying someone shows you extreme kindness today.