Don't you love it when people are thoughtful? They think about others, and look for ways to be a blessing to them. Reminds me of what Paul said to some of his closest Christian friends:

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself (Philippians 2:3 NKJV).

Recently I was the recipient of some thoughtfulness. It was such a blessing to me. It was Father's Day. Someone left some banana nut bread on my desk at the church. My grandma McGrath used to make me banana nut bread. I not only love it, but it brings back pleasant memories of her. Also, someone handed me a little box wrapped in white tissue paper with a red ribbon. I opened it up and it was a box with four chocolate samplers in it. They were gone before I got home — don't tell my wife. Then my daughter brought over an old homemade ice cream maker and made me banana pudding ice cream. I love banana pudding and I like ice cream, so this was a double treat.

It wasn't the food items that were the most important to me, even though they were all really good. The thoughtfulness behind those things warmed my heart.

Think of a way to be a blessing!
We can get so busy, and often we are just looking out for ourselves. The world would be a much more enjoyable and pleasant place if we could be more thoughtful of one another.

I was even thoughtful one time. I was eating at a restaurant for a minister's meeting and as I was checking out I noticed something that I thought my wife would like. It was a great big chocolate bar in the shape of a 100 dollar bill. She is an admitted chocoholic. She has a large coffee (or hot chocolate) mug that says "God brings no stress that chocolate and prayer can't handle." When I gave it to her, she had a big smile on her face. I think that the fact that I was thinking about her, meant as much as all the chocolate (maybe).

Let's do what Paul encouraged Christians in Asia to do: let's be kind and tenderhearted toward one another (Ephesians 4:32). Think of a way to be a blessing to someone this week. They'll enjoy what you did, but even more, they'll be blessed to know that you were thinking of them.