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Good Samaritans

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There are Good Samaritans all around us, but usually we don't even know they're there. Small blessings can sometimes mean the most to people - opening a door for someone, a kind word or listening ear, a ride somewhere when you don't have means of transportation, or a little money when things in your life aren't going very well at the moment. There are so many things that can seem small to us but mean the world to someone else, and vice versa. Recently, I was having a really tough day, and I received one of these small blessings. I was in the store getting groceries -and I'm sure I didn't have the happiest facial expression - but despite my glower, someone passing by smiled at me and said hello. That's all they did. But it made a difference in my attitude and outlook that day. I'm so thankful for little things like that. I'm so thankful for Good Samaritans, our unsung heroes. One good deed shouldn't be the end of the story, though. Pay it forward, and pass along the small blessings that make such a big difference.

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
- 1 John 3:16-18

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