Random Acts of Kindness Award – 1

Thanks Mrs. Holliman @ God’s Love for this nomination. I appreciate you thinking of me. I’ve never received this award before. I know that you and Mr. Holliman have a heart for the homeless and I think that is awesome, because homelessness is a huge problem. It’s all around us. Therefore, I will share a short version of a story about a homeless lady I met named Susie.

The Random Acts Of Kindness Awards Rules:

1. Tell who nominated you and why

2. Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above

3. Share a paragraph of something that impacted you own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else

4. Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you choose to participate. Tag pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post

My Story:

There are so many homeless people living on the streets of South Florida. Practically every time I go in the store, there is someone asking for money. Even at the stop lights you see people holding up signs that say, “homeless need a meal” or “lost job need help”.

One day I begin to notice a homeless lady who was often sitting at a bus shelter outside of my apartment complex. When I would drive past, I noticed she was reading what looked like a Bible. Long story short, God lead me to talk to her one day after I got home from work. I ended up visiting her at the bus shelter several times. I also was able to take an offering to her during those visits. She was very thankful. She always had her Bible with her.

What made this 64 year old lady so special, is that she had a whole vision of someday opening a shelter for the homeless. Even though she herself was homeless, she said the Lord was using her to preach the gospel to others on the street. She seemed to know God’s Word very well and hearing her speak was an inspiration.

I went to be a blessing to Susie, but she ended up blessing me. She had such a passion for Jesus and was excited about the purpose and vision that was in her heart. She told me she hoped to someday work with Oprah. I have not seen Susie in months, but I think of her often and pray she is safe.

Nominees:

Great is God’s Faithfulness

Theology of a Newfoundland Housewife

WordPress13730Faith2Faith

The F Word

Wise Hearted

41 thoughts on “Random Acts of Kindness Award – 1

  1. There are so many homeless everywhere these days and while we can’t help them all, we can take some under our wings. Congratulations on another well deserved award Dawn.

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  2. Dawn, congratulations on an award that suits you. You have a kind heart ♥️. Your story reminds me to look at and not past people. Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you, Dawn, for the nomination. I “think” I understand the instructions. What does it mean to “tag pingback”?

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    1. Thanks Deborah and you’re welcome! Yes, every person has a story to tell. It’s worth it to listen when we can. I think that the tag ping back message let’s you know I linked to one of your post when I nominated you. If you click on the blue link in my post with your website name, you’ll see it’s your post.

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  3. Congratulations for this award… You got it because it was God will and you deserved it and remember that every action has reaction so this award is reaction for what you have done…😁 love you and God bless.

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    1. Thank you! God is truly amazing! I was inspired by Susie and the fact that she was not letting her current situation keep her from walking in God’s purpose. She still had faith.

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