How can normal, everyday people who follow Jesus carry out similar acts of kindness? I know there are tons of ideas out there that don't cost much money but can truly impact people in very positive and long-lasting ways.
For example, I know one person from VWS (Vineyard Westside) who picks up Panera and takes it to strangers. I know that people from VCC (The big Vineyard) have passed out water to complete strangers. I know about others who knock on doors to clean strangers bathrooms. They just knock on doors an say, "Hey, can we clean your john." Chris Day (Driving Without Mirrors blog) began randomly connecting with people, just strangers, with blogs to offer them prayer and encouragement. Some other people just invest time into other people's lives on a regular basis. I read a blog post where someone picked up a complete stranger on the road who needed to go 15 miles (she later found out).
What are some other ways the everyday acts kindness, small personal investments, can change someone's perspective, make their day better, improve their mood? I want to come up with a brainstorming list, so any ideas ("light bulbs coming on") you have would be much appreciated. The more interesting, outside the box, the better.