Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Blessing of Impact


Have you ever really thought about the impact you can have on those around you?

It's not something that we typically think about in our daily lives, is it. Most of the time we are so focused on ourselves that we don't really see what’s going on around us.  This week I was reminded of that through one of the guests I served in the resort I work in.

I won't mention any names, but this guest was a gift and a reminder of what it *The Blessing of Impact* truly means. This guest never really asked for anything, but made it a point to come spend some time with us in the lobby each day.  Whether they were speaking about their day touring the Dana Point Area or simply getting to know my coworker and I, this guest visited us every day, *sometimes twice*.

 For me this is a two-fold reminder. My coworker and I were there to listen to what this guest had to share and the guest's willingness to take time out of their day to visit with us, *not many guests do this*. In a strange sort of way the three of us had an impact on each other though the conversation we all shared. Now, this may not seem like a lot, or even that meaningful to those that read this post but it was something special for us.

It was a huge blessing for a guest to actually want more than the keys to their suite and a map of the resort from us in the lobby. I also believe that it was a huge blessing for this guest to have someone who was willing to share with them in their vacation.
"Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed," (Psalm 34:5 ESV.)
 All in all, the entire experience has reminded me of how much joy I receive from serving God and others. It reminded me that even the simplest act of kindness can impact another. We are all in need of small acts of kindness and have the potential to use these acts for Gods Glory. If each of us took a moment today to embrace an opportunity to be kind to someone else or to actually listen to them when we ask *How are you doing?* who can imagine the impact it might have on the world we live in...

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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