Have you ever been surprised with an unexpected gift/s? If you have, I’m sure it brightened your day. That’s what happened to me yesterday. After such a busy week, I was surprised with seven unexpected gifts at different times from three of my friends. They had no idea of how exhausted I was, and could use a lift. I’m grateful that from their hearts they shared their gifts. They were not big huge gifts, but simple ones; a bouquet of flowers, a thank you card, a bag of potato chips, a bag of popcorn, two packs of ginger tea, a can of almond nuts, and an Easter box of goodies. My heart overflowed with gratitude to God for them, and for showing His love and care for me in this simple, but big hearted way.
The love of my friends and their gifts lifted me. They made me think of that precious gift that keeps on lifting and giving everyday. The gift of the Holy Spirit. He keeps on lifting and surprising us with His gift of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. As you begin a new week, let the gift of the Holy Spirit give you a lift by soothing, bathing, and massaging in Him. He will brighten your day and make you happy, so that you can brighten someone else’s day, and make them smile.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22 ESV)
I will keep on thanking God for the lift from the gift of the Holy Spirit. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com