I talked with the kids and prayed with them on the way to VBS one morning that we would worship God, not just with our singing and prayers, but with what we say and how we treat others with our words. I challenged each of them to say something uplifting to two people each day while at VBS. I took that same challenge myself. It is something that must be practiced.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to help a VERY frazzled mom of three at a bookstore. She - to put it plainly - was a complete wreck. Her kids were fine - but she was quite upset and the entire store could hear it. Her children were getting the brunt of things. Something inside me said that I should go over and offer to read to her children for 15-20 min and give her the opportunity to find her lost sunglasses and shop a bit without worry. I didn't do it, to be honest, I was a little afraid of her myself - that she may be so offended that she may say something to me that I would not like. Selfish wasn't it. There she was, right infront of me - not once, not twice, but three times she came down my aisle, and I did not obey the Spirit in me urging me to help her. I woke up thinking about her, praying for her and regretting not going to her.
Let us not miss opportunities that we are given, no matter how uncomfortable they may be.