There’s a whole lot of “you do you,” and “I don’t care” out there. We are in a bit of an apathetic swirl. We are busy, stressed, and fragmented. Who has time to care . . . about anything?
Except — we do care. We care a lot about what everyone else is doing. We spend time watching others’ highlight reels, better known as social media. We sit in rooms full of friends all with heads bowed and the glow of the screen on their faces. We must know what is happening in all the places we are not. Who is where, eating what, doing what, and with whom?!
We are plagued by the fear of missing out, comparison, and feeling less than. There’s got to be a cure. There’s got to be a way out of this trap. How can we live in the moment? How can we make sure our hearts are where our feet are? How can we be present, truly present? How can we throw off all the things that entangle us, distract us, and disable us? How can we do small things, quiet things, in a very big loud world? How can we make our world different?
Here’s how: show you care. We dare you!
We are calling all people to show care one to another — really care about people, every day, in small ways. We aren’t calling you to dig a well (although that’s a good thing). We aren’t calling you to eradicate small pox in a third world country (although that’s a good thing). The great big things can paralyze us or cause us to simply write a check (do people even write checks anymore?), then move on. Giving financially is a good thing, but we are daring you to something bigger — simple small acts of care. We are calling you to act in small ways, because small acts make a big difference.
One of the best ways to live your faith is to show someone you care . . . we dare you! Starting on the National Day of Encouragement on September 12th, DaySpring will kick off the #DayspringCareDare. Thirty days and ways to show you care. Each day DaySpring will share a small challenge to make a big difference in a small way.
Sign up for the dare, and over the next 30 days DaySpring will send you simple ways to encourage one another and show you care. Each weekly email will include a new theme, new Bible verse to focus on, and daily challenges to help you live your faith. In a world divided, let’s multiply kindness!
Sign up and join the dare today!
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
Michele Morin says
This will be a great training experience for oblivious me! I’m hoping that 30 days will be just the beginning of seeing the needs around me and reaching out to care.
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
I’m signed up!! I know that ALL of you who participate in this community have encouragement as your “Super Power” – I’ve been the recipient of a lot of your kindness. Let’s “take it to the streets” as the DB song says. Encouragers unite…we can do this 🙂 Let’s make every day National Encouragement Day!!
Yes completely up for this challenge! Come on sisters in our community- let’s do it!
What an awesome challenge. Brings to mind one of my favorite quotes.
Between the great things we can’t do and the small things we refuse to do lies the danger that we will do nothing at all.
One act of kindness, one person, one smile, can be just what someone needed at that moment. One person CAN make a difference.
May Christ bless our hands, our words, our steps as we reach out…
Amy Duncan says
This reminds me of an inspirational quote by Mother Teresa: “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” At the core of encouragement is a heart focused on showing God’s love. Thank you Dayspring for inspiring us to look for ways to encourage and share God’s pure, perfect love!
I am more than ready!!! We will be instruments for God to use in order to spread HIS love.
Blessings dear sisters through Christ.
Definitely something out world needs ….I’m all signed up !
Such a great idea, I’m excited to get started as I try each day to send a text, all, smile, hug, to someone throughout my day….we never know their story or how this may help…Social Media just shows the “ sugar coated” things of most ….
Signed up and super excited!
Yvonne Benavides says
This is a great challenge but I am not able to sign up with my email. It won’t take my email.
Beth Williams says
This reminds me of a poem: “There are two dates on a tombstone. There’s a birth date & day of death. But that little dash that lies between the numbers is what defines our lives. So make your dash count. Live–Really live.” We need to make our lives count for something. People want to be remembered when they die. I want the world to see Christ through me. I want to be known as someone who cared deeply for others. Lately I’ve taken food to my elderly neighbor. She lost her youngest & last son to cancer. She is pretty much alone in the world now. No one left but her granddaughter & a sister in nursing home. That is caring for others! Showing God’s love to them! Let’s get out there & shine shine shine!!!!
Anita Carol Gambrell says
Yay! All signed up!
I am ready and willing to allow God to use me as I am, for this inspiration of His. Thank you everyone for your encouragement and hopefulness in our Lord, it is, rather, He is, contagious and good medicine!
Barbara Young says
Excited for the daily challenge
MaDonna Kreutzer says
I’m signed up and super excited. I’ve posted it out to my community of lady friends. Can’t wait to hear how God uses this to impact a world that is in desperate need of a little TLC. Don’t know about you, but I’m ready to make a difference.
Signed up and excited to be part of this!