Published April 5, 2016
"The Small Things"
Ryan Bomgardner is a gifted ventriloquist and the voice behind his little "dummy" friend, Jeffrey. His audiences expect a flawlessly clean show and sidesplitting comedy, and Ryan & Friends deliver. I hope Ryan's recent Facebook post (shared here by his permission) will make you think about what you can do today to brighten someone else's day:
"Flying to Chicago today. Got breakfast at Subway. The very unhappy employee seemed quite displeased to have a customer (her only customer) and muttered under her breath as she prepared my breakfast.
"I ate, left, and as I headed to my flight, God tugged on my heart. Was pretty sure I was supposed to go back and say something to her. After a bit of an argument with God (I explained to God she didn't really deserve something nice said to her... And besides I needed to catch a flight so I could go tell people about Jesus), God won out and I turned around.
"I thanked her for my delicious breakfast. I noticed you were rather stressed. I'll be praying for you today.'
"Her face lit up.... She thanked me and told me about her frazzled morning. We chatted a bit, and she wished me a nice flight....
"But perhaps it's the small things that God asks me to do that I miss. Maybe she didn't seem to deserve kindness, but I realized neither do I deserve what I have been given...GRACE."
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