Thursday, July 09, 2009

Little Things

Today the kids and I were reading a story during homeschool time that was about a boy who was learning that "little bad acts" like lying or covering up something small are not so little and are really like tiny acorn seeds that eventually grow into enormous oak trees. We also talked about how small acts of kindness can have a profound affect on someone's life.

I told the girls a true story about a boy on a church youth group trip who decided to take pity on the new girl and invite her to sit with him at meal times and join him and the youth pastor for card games when she was feeling left out and ignored, wishing she hadn't even come on the trip. They were such small acts of kindness. But if he hadn't done that, the two wouldn't have become friends, and a year later husband and wife, and eventually become a foster family with 8 wonderful kids. Isn't it funny how the little things can change so many lives?

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