Monday again, which means two more suggestions for this week! This week, l was thinking a lot about homeless people. They come and go. You see them one day, and then they disappear forever, sometimes. Homeless people are people too, and sometimes they get lonely. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong but I’m guessing they don’t have many friends, and people avoid or ignore them. When do you think the last time they had a conversation with somebody. How about the last time someone cared about them? It puzzles me when young people say they have problems. They don’t need to think about where they are staying next, or when their next meal is. Which brings me to my suggestions. You can probably guess the first one:
1) Have a conversation with a homeless person. I mean a real good one. If you’re feeling generous, take him or her to a fast food place, and buy them lunch or dinner.
2) Give a stranger a compliment
So guys, I hope you enjoy this week, and remember to leave stories and comments!
PS. Sorry if this entry doesn’t flow. This was written late at night, and on tablet.
My room is a mess of music. Old chord sheets everywhere. So how did this happen? Well my adventure started yesterday… In the middle of Epping Forest… I was walking with Pete, killing some time before seeing Beth, when suddenly my phone rings. Odd, because Vodafone have shocking reception, even when not in a forest. It was my mate, Ed….
Ed was youth leader at my church. He still might be, I’m not too sure. He used to be my youth leader when i was much younger. Anyway, he’s a deacon now, and leading service on Sunday. So we chatted about Sunday a bit, and about the questions he’ll ask me on Sunday about my gap year with n:flame. Then he said he knew I was supposed to be in the band on Sunday. He then asked what instrument I played. I thought, cool… wait a second… no one ever asks me that… then came the statement.
“Ben can’t lead worship on Sunday. Rob and Andy are both away. Can you?”
Pause. It’s a huge honour to be asked to lead worship. It’s not that I don’t want to but there are some things that people should know.
One. I play electric guitar. Yeah I’m pretty good on electric, and add a lot of atmosphere using weird effects, and can play lead lines when the occasion calls. But acoustic guitar is a whole new world to me… My timing is shocking, as is my rhythm…
Two. My singing isn’t great.
Three. There are many people. I am terrified of public speaking.
Four. I will be the only person playing a melodic instrument. That means, if i play a dud note, everyone will hear. That doesn’t promote great confidence in me to do this.
Five. I have never lead worship before. Okay, maybe once or twice with maybe five people max, but nothing like this….
So, bearing all this in mind, I said yes. Argh! So these past two days, I have been searching for songs. Which brings me to today. Chord sheets everywhere. Trying out many songs. I just sent out the songlist via email, which should have gone out Wednesday… Hopefully things will sort out.
So YES! Today is Monday, which can only mean one thing… RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS MONDAY!
Random acts of kindness are really simple. It’s something that can be spontaneous, or planned, and quite fun (to watch, if your random act of kindness doesn’t involve some type of discovery). So again, I will list two suggestions, one of which will be free/cost very little money. Don’t forget that these aren’t the only things you can do, and random acts of kindness aren’t limited to just Mondays!
This week’s suggestions are:
1) Bake some cookies/cakes and give them out to strangers.
2) Bring an extra water bottle/umbrella (depending on where you are in the world, and what the climate is like) when travelling, and offer it to someone in need.
I hope you guys enjoy this week’s suggestions, and if you have any stories or questions, please comment below!
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