There are 1,001 things you can choose among to do
today which will lighten someone else’s burden and
give you a warm feeling of satisfaction that the day
has been well spent…
thoughtful for a sick or homebound person.
Write a note of
appreciation to someone who has helped you.
Cook, make, or
buy a gift for someone. Give it anonymously if
to babysit one night for a young couple.
Salvation is not a matter of doing good things
and earning your way into the favor of God. But
saved people find it increasingly natural and joyous
to do things in the Jesus style . . .
who has set himself to be your enemy.
Take someone who
has recently lost a family member in death or
who has gone through a divorce to lunch.
Do something to
make a child smile.
tightly and say, “I love you.”
When tomorrow gets here, the chance to do any
good thing with today will be gone. You don’t have
to cross the ocean or go across town. You can start
in your own house with your family . . .
Spend a full hour
of one-on-one time with your mate.
Tell your parents
how much you love them
family to a game of Scrabble, or Wii tennis,
bowling, or Guitar Hero.
Visit your child
and communicate your love and pride for who
brother/sister by saying, “I love you and thank
you for putting us in the same family.”
Little things make
such an eternal difference . . whether by being done
or by being neglected. Just one loving thing done
by you today can make the difference in someone’s
Write a note to
someone who recently asked you to pray for
him/her and let them know you are doing so
someone you think is close to becoming a
Christian. Look for an appropriate opening to
share the Gospel.
Call a Christian
you know to be struggling right now and let
him/her know that you are thinking of their
Tell a Sunday
school teacher how much you appreciate what
he/she is doing in that role.
You can’t do all the
things above today – but you can do one or two . . .
and you can keep the list handy for tomorrow and
next week. Time is so precious and days slip by so
quickly. Before today slips away, use it to God’s
Do nothing out of
selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility
consider others better than yourselves. Each of you
should look not only to your own interests, but also
to the interests of others. Your attitude should be
the same as that of Christ Jesus. . .
Philippians 2:3-5 NIV