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.
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.