One of my favorite pastimes is to surprise coworkers (especially the cranky or unfriendly ones!) with random acts of kindness every now and then. I have done this ever since I worked at my first job, and I always love seeing people’s reactions and making them feel special. So, I was gonna write this long, well-thought out post with ideas for doing nice things for coworkers. And I wrote it. Problem is, it came across all sanctimonious and well…if I had read it on the internet, I’d have wanted to slap the author. I realized I just so happened to have seven ideas to share, so I took out all the mushy and preachy stuff, condensed some ideas, and POOF! The 7QT post for this week!
**In Cajun French, “lagniappe” (pronounced ‘lan-yap’) is a term that means “a little something extra,” or a happy surprise. From time to time, I will write a post that has a bunch of little thoughts all captured in once place; a veritable “snapshot” of my life in the moment. Hopefully, something in the mix catches your eye and you can take a little “lagniappe” with you to brighten your day!
I visited London in May, and I keep thinking of the way the sun hit Big Ben just right when I stepped above ground after coming from the Tube. About how it glistened with a brilliant golden, the crisp wind as it smacked my face after emerging from the humid tunnel, and the absolute beauty of seeing God’s glorious sunlight illuminating the clock tower and making it resplendent as it reflected the glow.
This is how God illuminates us, yes? He takes our actions, our love, and He emblazons it for the world to behold, that “they will know we are Christians by our love.” Breathtaking.
Soundtack of my life
Silence. My word for 2014, selected in the bleakness of January after the chaos of the holidays, is “quiet.” I am soaking in this quiet while Superman works on Trigonometry homework and the kids go to sleep for the night.