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Friday, March 6, 2015

Be Kind, Rewind



To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 1 Peter 3:8

Those of us old enough to remember video tapes probably also remember the sticker on most of the tapes rented that simply stated "Be Kind Rewind". Unlike the DVD's of today's generation, a tape had to be wound back to the front of the movie and if you were considerate you would kindly do this for the customer who would rent the videotape after you. 

Kindness and courtesy are pretty valuable character traits. Parents need to teach love, kindness, courtesy, and respect so the little ones under their charge learn how to treat others. My generation even learned it in school. Kindness is a trait we should never outgrow and always practice. Whether it is to the telemarketer who interrupts your supper or the person who cuts in front of you in line or cuts you off on the road. Blow it off and forget about it. Married couples need to treat each other with kindness. If everyone did this divorces may end. 

So wherever you go today try to be kind. Ask God to help you if you feel like spouting off. Try to think of gestures of kindness such as returning your shopping cart, throwing away your popcorn bag at theater, and returning products to the proper place in a store. Do something unexpected and kind for your spouse too. Have a blessed day!

PRAYER: I love to try to be kind. When I don't feel up to it give me your strength to carry on. In Jesus' name. Amen.

2 comments:

  1. Becky: I worked in a library for a few years. I worked the circulation desk. I saw that sticker on the tapes that came back in. The library had a policy to 'encourage' the practice of rewinding the tapes when the borrower was through watching. The library charged the borrower a dollar for each one that didn't come back rewound. Sometimes when we are unkind, we face a circumstance in our lives because of our unfeeling action. God does discipline us for our behavior

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  2. Thanks for the feedback and your faithfulness to also share the word.

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