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Don't Leave Them Waiting

Love your neighbor as yourself.  Luke 10:27b

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Can I have fifty cents?” my daughter asked.

“What for?”

She pointed out the living room window to three sweaty children from our neighborhood. They were waiting for customers at their lemonade stand.

“They must be very hot out there,” I said. 

“That’s why I want to buy some lemonade right away. I remember waiting for people to buy it from me,” she said, smiling.

I handed her two quarters, and she skipped out the door. Her simple gesture reminded me there are opportunities to love people every day. If I think about the way I want to be treated and ask God for direction as I consider others’ needs, I will find plenty of people to love.  

Find someone in your family, your work place, or your community who would benefit from your kindness. Whether it is a relative, a co-worker, or a neighbor, don’t leave them waiting.

Ask God to show you someone in need, and share His love with them today.  

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Julie Miller

Julie Miller is a wife, mother, and writer. She has over twenty years of elementary school teaching experience and writes to encourage teachers and to help readers walk more closely with God. For free encouragement, visit her blog at www.highfivesforteachers.com.


  1. What a good reminder...not to keep them waiting!!