Unusual Kindness

Ever heard someone say that God spoke to them and picture a burning bush, or maybe a narration by James Earl Jones? Admittedly, that’s what I imagine.

As we began a new year and started to focus on our goals and aspirations, I felt a strong tug in my heart regarding reviving our WestView blog here on the website. I’m not so sure that we have large readership, and it’s not like a have a lot of extra time on my hands, or that I just feel like blogging. Even still, I knew something was moving me to include the #WestViewExperience on my list of intentions for 2020.

So I wrote. And I felt like I had started a new something, and I was happy with that.

The very next morning, as I was reading the Book of Acts, I stopped and highlighted two words: UNUSUALLY KIND. These words are used to describe the actions of the people of an island (Malta) where Paul and his traveling companions had landed, it was raining and cold.

I highlight things a lot when I read, I honestly did not give much more thought to the verse as I went through the day. Until this morning when I opened, for the first time, a devotional book that our friendly Amazon driver had left at our door.

Can you picture my jaw dropping to my lap when I read the title of the first lesson on page one of this book: “How to Scatter Unusual Kindness”? Read that one more time using your best J.E.J. inner-voice.

In the short entry, the author of this book includes some examples of kindness and of unusual kindness. I finished reading and received a text from Afton, a photo of hot coffee and snacks that a lovely Client had left for the WestView crew on this cold January morning. UNUSUAL KINDNESS.

We are so grateful to be surrounded by people willing to show unusual kindness. What a blessing you are to us.

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