Thursday, February 19, 2015

Random Acts Of Kindness Adventure 2015 Week 2 '"TIME"


This week my RAK is "TIME" ~ In this busy world it's hard to just take time to visit someone, or talk at length on the phone to a lonely person.  TIME is so valuable that giving it away is truly a random act of kindness.

This is Dana and Daniel.  They live in our complex and don't have many close friends.  They both have some issues.  Some health related, and Dan has some disabilities.  He was born with a withered arm it's difficult for him to do some things but he sure doesn't let that stop him.  Dana has latched onto me and I think God put us here to minister.  

So when they call and want to see me ~ I try to give them some quality TIME.   When Dana calls on the phone, she has some difficulty getting her thoughts across,  I let her do the talking and don't rush her.

When we moved here...I ask the Lord to give me a ministry, and he is placing people in my path to do just that.  So my RAK this week is "TIME".  TIME to listen and TIME to care. Because we are retired, I have the TIME to do this. 

You can find all the other participants of RAK at Betsy's place.  Just click on her name.

41 comments:

  1. I finally get to meet Dana and Daniel.
    No wonder they love you/
    :0)

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    1. They are special. Will be married 35 years next week.

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  2. This is wonderful! Time is so valuable...I'm sure they are loving someone paying attention to them! I always say there are only two things that are eternal...the word of God and people. They should be the most important things to us while we are alive!

    Thanks for joining in, Wanda. I'm inspired to give some time to someone!

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    1. So true Betsy...the word of God and people. I love that.

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  3. You are so special!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You are a sweetheart...but those we reach out to are the special ones.

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  4. What a sweet spirit you have, Wanda. And I'm sure your neighbors see that in you, too. It's awesome that you share your time with them, making them feel so special.

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    1. That's what I pray for ~ a sweet sweet Spirit, There is a song that says "There's a sweet spirit in this room, and I know it's the presence of the Lord"

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  5. so nice to read this Wanda and for you to share your photo of you with them.

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    1. That just happened, and I was so glad to be able to let you in on this couple that bring me joy too.

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  6. Hello to Dana and Daniel! What a wonderful RAK, Wanda, and oh-so-true. I need to think about giving more time as well. Such a precious gift and we often forget that. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. Thanks Suza. Carving out time is really hard. Harder when I was working and raising kids. Retirement has many perks,

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  7. Made me tear up, Wanda!! God is good. To YOU and to THEM!!
    PS....loved that pic of your Cowboy sitting on your balcony on Facebook today!

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    1. I love that saying "God is Good All the Time and Then some", Isn't he just the cutest cowboy!!

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  8. That's very thoughtful of you Wanda. I live alone and nobody bothers me, not even family. Some might say I'm lucky, but when it's cold out or raining and I cant get out, I spends days without seeing or talking to a soul. I know what it's like!

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    1. Dana and Daniel don't have any family close by, and I think they have "adopted me" HaHa. But that's OK.

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  9. Wanda, you couldn't be more right. Time is one of the greatest gifts. Time and attention. You are an absolute angel and you bring glory to God. May you continue to be a vessel of His love in the way that only you are created to do ~ tanna

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    1. That's so true, Tanna. We are not cookie cutter christians...we each have a role to play, and a unique piece of the puzzle of life.

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  10. Hello to Dana and Daniel . . . and it is a wonderful RAK Wanda to give your time and love actually to these dear friends and I suspect a lot more you touch with your life . . . :)

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    1. So glad you could meet then via picture. I think we all touch people more than we even know. That's the best part.

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  11. What a lovely person you are! The gift of time can be the greatest gift of all.
    So glad I've met you through blogging.

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    1. Janet I'm glad we have become blog friends too. Sharing our lives in blogland is one of my greatest joys.

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  12. This post has given me a tear or two. How wonderful for you to give your time. Although....this seems so small to us, it is huge to a person who just needs a little kindness..
    Bless your heart!

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    1. Time is a huge gift, and sometimes it's really hard to carve it out of life's busyness. But what rewards it gives.

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  13. Oh Wanda, that picture shows so much love, patience and peace.
    The Tree House really is your ministry.
    Love you.
    My RAK wasn't actually towards any particular person. I was in Penneys going through the women's clothing rack. Many shirts were half off their hangers and others had fallen on the floor. I stopped and put all back properly and picked up the mess on the floor. Made me feel better and I'm sure the clothes will sell better now that they are displayed. Too many people just ignore those things. (:0)

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    1. The best part about your RAK was only God saw it. That gives me goose bumps. Right on Sue....

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  14. Your Rak is truly a special one. God bless you. My little Rak today was to help an elderly woman in Walmart arrange her cart and put groceries in. It only takes a minute of our TIME. You are an inspiration.

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    1. Don't you just know how blessed that little lady was with your kindness and the time you took to give it to her.

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  15. Where do you live and is there an opening?
    Seriously, you have such a BIG heart.

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    1. HaHaHa...Christine...my heart is big enough to hold you too. There is always room for ONE more. Hugs.

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  16. Wanda, I am sure you are a blessing in your neighbors' lives. I just read the post about your mom. You both have beautiful hair...I see my mom looking back at me from my mirror...more and more. LOL. Hope you have a great weekend. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie. Mom and I both have very thick hair. And neither of us have ever put any thing on it like color or bleach. So it's also very healthy, and getting very gray...HaHa

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  17. Dearest Wanda, what a blessing and joy! This is so touching and quite special. Happy weekend to you! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you my dear Stephanie. I'm loving the way God is putting people in my life here at the Villa.

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  18. We had similar ideas for our Random Acts of Kindness, didn't we?

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    1. We sure did Kathy...what do they say about great minds...HaHa.

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  19. You are right about time. Too often we forget to think of it that way.

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    1. Time is an interesting element...everyone gets 24 hours a day....amazing how many different ways it's used. But no one gets less...I like that.

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  20. What a precious gift you are giving and what a gift You are. Love that photo!

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  21. Beautiful Wanda. Loved reading about how you are loving your neighbors.

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