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.