Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Extra Challenge!

Hey Y'all! Remember how I said that on the 20th I would post an extra challenge? Well, I'm actually doing it! lol. Kinda creepy, since that never happens. "Aren't you proud of me?!" ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs")

So, The Extra Challenge is...

Matthew 6:3-4 - 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Do actions of thoughtfulness *in secret*. Not only does God enjoy seeing us do things in secret, but they are also really fun. *hehe* Therefore, I would like to challenge you to do some "fall actions of thoughtfulness" in secret! Here are some ideas:

-Leave anonymous notes.
-Slip a note of appreciation in someones mail folder at church (our church does the mail folder thing, but I don't know about others)
-Leave a little gift (i.e. chocolate, candy) in someones chair or desk.
-Leave cookies with an anonymous note in random places (obviously where it's legal and where people are gonna find them soon)
-Send anonymous emails (you know how much fun these are?! Most of the time I get found out though, cause I'm not that good at hiding my name and email address.)

Also, here are some other ideas for not-so-secret actions:

-Buy an extra sandwich and give it to someone who needs it.
-Send a friendship e-card.
-Buy a drink for a grocery store worker.
-Clean a room without being asked.
-Smile (you know how many people don't smile these days? This is one way we can show the world that we are different. And sometimes, someone needs a smile.)
-Make and give baby blankets to a pregnancy center.
-Donate clothing and shoes to a resale shop.
-Give stuffed animals to a fire station.
-Give bottled water to nurses at a hospital or rest home.
-Bring a gift, or just even visit, a rest home resident. Some of them never get any visitors, and they get so lonely.
-Bring your neighbor's trash cans in on trash day.
-Leave a note and treat for the mailman in the mailbox.

There are literally hundreds of things you could do! So what are you waiting for?

In Christ alone,

*note: some of these ideas were not originally mine.


Kendra said...

Ooh, that sounds exciting! I'm going to try some of these out. ;)

Sorry I haven't been by your blog lately! Our internet is slow here.

I'm going to go look at some of your older posts. :D

Talia said...

Buttercup, I found your blog through Emii's Girlz 4 God blog. Your blog is really cool; I really like the header verse, that's really cool. Your secret ideas are really good! How do you send an anonymous email? Anyway, hope to be talking to you in the future. God bless you!

Buttercup said...

Thank you, girls!

Talia, it is different for every email setting; but with mine, I have a window thing (notice I'm not computer savvy!), and on there I go to the top bar and click *Tools*: then *Account Settings*: double-click my email address, and then it pops up a window where I can change my name, and save it.

Okay, granted, that probably made absolutely no sense; but I hope it did and it helps! If not, then you can do a google search for it. Sorry I can't be more help!


Talia said...

That does make sense! Thanks, Buttercup!!!