Friday, February 06, 2009


Recently my friend Renee wrote about Random Acts of Kindness. I'm sure many of you are familiar with the concept. We refer to it here as R.I.S.K. - Random Incidents of Sincere Kindness. It involves doing unexpected things for others to demonstrate Christ's love.

A friend of mine sent me a link to this video. May it inspire you to creatively look for ways to minister to the hearts of others. Will you be a "Johnny"?


Beth E. said...

I've seen this video's very touching and inspiring. I had to watch it again! Thanks for posting it.

I notice on your sidebar a button that says "She Speaks 2009." Is that a convention or seminar? I've never heard of it.

Sita said...

One thing I have done is to offer people standing behind me who are complaining about the long wait in line as they have 'stuff' to attend to...when it gets to my turn, I just turn and say..."Would you like to go ahead of me..I'm not on a deadline"...and it always amazes me that how much facial change occurs...all the anger disappears, a smile...a mumbled thank you..almost sheepish...and I pray that it changes their day and allows them to be gracious to someone else...
the domino effect...
the unexpected kindness always gets to me as when someone unexpectedly tells me they were praying for you...thank you, Joy...

Just me~ Bobbie Jo said...

WOW! What a neat story! Very moving!

Yolanda said...

For awhile, our local paper did the RAK with a photo and story. I so enjoyed reading the hearts of others.

Love to you, Miss JOY!!!


Catherine said...

What a beautiful video Joy! I'm going to look for opportunities to be a Johnny tomorrow!

Cheri Bunch said...

I love this video, Joy!

I received a random act of kindness from you recently. I still haven't gotten to read Lysa's book. Hope to soon. Thank you again!!!!

I signed up for She Speaks yesterday. Have you signed up yet? I need to get busy.......I can see by your countdown that time is going fast! : ) I am looking forward to seeing you again! Maybe we can have lunch together again! I would love that!

Thanks for sharing!

Love you lots,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Just sobbing over here. Oh yes, I want to be a Johnny.

Thanks for the snot and tears this morning. Love u.


Amy L Brooke said...

Wow. That was an outstanding video. Thanks for sharing it.

I hope you are having a great Saturday!

Tracy said...

A friend just sent this to me, also...I love it. May we all be inspired by his example! = )


Julie said...

I've seen that video before and I loved it the first time I saw it. Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks also for your visit and your sweet words. You always bless me when you stop by.

Hugs from Georgia

Julie Coleman said...

Joy-- This is my first time visiting your blog. Loved the video. When Jesus told His disciples to be "light of the world," He followed up that command with how: not by preaching the gospel, surprisingly, but by how we live. "Let your light so shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven."

My favorite thing about the video was how it spread throughout the store. A very small light in the darkness can be seen for miles around.

Thanks for posting!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

I've never seen this before. What a sweet video. Seems like it's the little things in life that get people thru.


Pamela (His maidservant) said...

First of all-I came from Elaines site-I am praying for your dad as I wrote for Elaine and her friend Beth "I have added your dad to my prayer list. May he find God's healing and comfort but most of all His peace. We serve and love a limitless God-all things ARE possible!!

I lived this video a few weeks ago paying for the meal of the car behind me in a drive through ( It was really fun!!

Have a great and peace-filled weekend!!

In His Graces~Pamela