The Kudos Challenge!


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No, not that kind.

Proverbs 3:27 says, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”

Sometimes, the easiest way we can love and serve others is by telling them (and others) that they’re doing a good job. Everyone likes it when their efforts are recognized, even if they’re just doing their job.

So if you’re reading this, I’m issuing you the Kudos Challenge: Every day for the next week, when you see someone who is doing a good job, thank them, publicly if possible.

If they’re a retail worker who has done their job with excellence, tell them. And then find their manager and tell them.  If your restaurant server is attentive, competent, and polite/friendly, then tell them, tell their manager, AND leave a good tip.

During the holidays, with all the rush and busyness and stress, a lot of people get grouchy. You can do better than that–especially if you are a believer in Jesus. You’ve been saved by grace, man! Lighten up!

So that’s it. No #FancyHashtags necessary, though I may use #KudosChallenge on Twitter.  No Kickstarter campaigns. Nothing like that.

Just go out of your way to tell people when they’re doing a good job. It costs you nothing, but that person will really appreciate it.