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Sunday, March 05, 2006

How to be generous first thing Monday morning

Its Sunday night and everyone is winding down their weekends. They are looking at the week ahead with many different emotions. You might be excited about new opportunities or dreading that unfortunate event. Whatever the case, it is a new week and you can be generous first thing.

Here are a few ideas:
1. Make your first email of the week a note to share something you thought of over the weekend.
2. Read the headlines and send at least one article to someone who should read it.
3. Go beyond the regular plesantries and really ask someone how their weekend was. Even go as far as sharing something you experienced.
4. Decide on Monday what you will do to share what you know this week. Then put it in your calendar to keep you accountable. Put in a reminder for Friday to make sure you did it.

Just a few ideas as each of you start your week. Remember each day is a new chance to be generous.

4 comments:

Annie Moodie said...

It is so easy to get cought up in ourselves, and everyone does it. So when you give that little bit of extra time to someone it does show. Jesus wants us to show love no matter what the other person comes from or what they have done. They will see that you gave them time and and showed them that you care. That is all it takes to lead them to the Lord. You will be amazed on how little it takes to give, I am. Thanks for you time. Annie Moodie

Jon and Mindy Hirst said...

Good thought. It is so amazing how our priorities become obvious. Monday morning we focus on what we care about. We don't stop and show people love very easily. But just a little generosity makes a big difference in someone's life.

LBTodd said...

I like to use Generosity with kindness for teachable moments. When my children and I are in the grocery store or out running errands, I like to take every opportunity possible to be kind, especially when they are watching. If it is a lady who needs help taking her groceries out of the cart, or someone who needs to cut in front of me in traffic. Even someone who is asking for a couple dollars, I usually have a couple available for my son to give to them. In these acts of generous kindness I am hoping to show my children that being generous with kindness is a way of life in every venue. LTodd

Jon and Mindy Hirst said...

LbTodd - what a great example first thing in the week. We have watched the same thing happen when we take the time to emerse our kids in a generous act. All of a sudden they aren't so focused on themselves. It is like they have been lifted out of themselves and connected with God's love.