As we start a new year, I was thinking of ways we can make others feel special. Sometimes something as simple as remembering someone’s birthday can change their whole outlook! Make it something you try in 2016. Find out everyone’s birthday at work or in your Sunday School class or your neighbors. Then, do something simple and special for them. Maybe a card. Maybe a cake. Maybe balloons. Maybe call and sing them Happy Birthday. Yesterday a friend of mine celebrated her birthday in Louisville, KY. I was late sending her card so I called and sang her the birthday song. You would have thought I gave her a million dollars. She was delighted and said she couldn’t remember the last time anyone sang it to her.
Such a simple thing and yet it can mean so much to someone who needs to know they are cared about and remembered. Make it a point this year to go out of your way to make others feel special. It seems that so few do it anymore. We have become so busy as a society we forget the little things. But believe me, they are the big things folks will remember. And you will have lifted up a soul that maybe was being dragged down by this world. You can make a huge difference to the people around you and their quality of life! Doing it in Jesus’ Name is even better!