My verse to focus on for May:
That goes for all of you, no exceptions.
No sharp-tongued sarcasm.
that's your job, to bless.
You'll be a blessing and also get a blessing.
1 Peter 3:8-12 (The Message Bible)
What if we woke up each morning reminding ourselves
that "our job is to BLESS - to be a blessing"!
How would that play out with the co-worker that drives you nuts, the kids that are crying and throwing a tantrum, the clerk who acts like she has all day and the person in line before you who is just plain irritating?
If our first thoughts and words of the morning were, "I need to be a blessing, how can I be a blessing to those I come in contact with, that just might make a profound difference in our day, a profound difference in how we look at others".
I think that I always try to be nice to those around me but I know when I read this passage this week, I have been finding myself walking around with a different outlook, looking around me and wondering how can I be a blessing to others. Those closest to me and those who would least expect that from me.