Dear friend, when you extend hospitality to Christian brothers and sisters, even when they are strangers, you make the faith visible. (3 John, The Message)

We never know what small, random act of kindness will touch a life. This verse was part of my morning quiet time today, on this beautiful Valentine’s Day.

I was inspired to love today. Not just to get.

Today my daughter and her friend went from door to door delivering leftover chocolate cake from our dinner party last night.

Last night, a beautiful Valentine’s Day birthday dinner

Lovely hostess gift for me – an array of gorgeous flowers

Leftover delectable, rich chocolate cake

Lesson taught to our children: give your life away (Abby’s brothers observed what she was up to!)

Love demonstrated by wrapping up and sharing our leftovers – chocolate cake

Specific targets: the widows in our neighborhood

Modeling goodness for the lonely – that is what our world needs more of.

Don’t you agree?