Brighten Someone’s Day!


Have you ever walked by or have spoken to someone, and he looked back at you as if he were “baptized in lemon juice”? Have you ever said to someone, “It’s going to be a great day!” and his reply was, “No it ain’t”? The fact that God allows you to wake up and arise clothed in your right mind, able to see, walk, talk, eat, and see your whole family alive, that is more than enough to say, “Thank you, God, for another day and for all the blessings you have already

bestowed upon me.” Therefore, you ought to smile or say an encouraging word to brighten someone’s day!

Think on these thoughts: someone didn’t wake up this morning, someone woke up this morning with no remembrance of who he is, someone woke up riding in an ambulance and not a regular vehicle, someone woke up to a house fire, and the list can get longer. However, God allowed you to wake up with it all! Then give God some glory, and do something to brighten

someone’s day! “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven,” (Matthew 5:16 KJV).

There are a number of ways that you can brighten someone’s day. In other words, be a help to someone. Be kind because you have no idea what that individual may be experiencing.

 Smile. Your smile may be the most pleasant thing to come someone’s way within the run of that day.

 Speak. During my years as a classroom teacher, I spoke to each one of my classes after the ringing of the tardy bell. If they spoke as if they weren’t in the mood, I spoke again. Often, I would tell them, “Speaking is just a common courtesy. I have never known it to hurt or kill anyone.”

 Donate to a charity or to a reputable GoFundMe request. Be a cheerful giver.

 Spread the Gospel. God wants us to witness to others about His goodness. When God brings you through, praise Him and tell somebody about it. People are hurting; they need a Word. Stop hiding your testimony!

Knowing that I am brightening someone’s day or helping someone is a blessing to me so that I may continue to be a blessing to God. Always abound in the faith, and never leave home without Him!