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Challenge #3: Brighten Their Day

open box of donuts on a desk
Week three of #BoundlessChallenge2k18 is sweet because everyone loves food. This week, give to those around you and brighten their day.

We are fast approaching the midway point in this summer challenge, and we’ve loved see photos of all you who are doing it with us! I hope you are ready for a sweet week three because everyone loves food, and we are out to prove it this week. Personally, I love receiving gifts but find it hard to be the giver. This week is all about giving to those around you in your profession and meeting their needs.

Week three starts now!

Challenge #3 details: Bless your co-workers with goodies (or something healthy). This could be buying those around you Starbucks drinks, ordering Chick-Fil-A nuggets or baking cookies. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just be thoughtful! Something small can go a long way in brightening your co-workers’ day. And it’s a chance to extend friendship.

Photo guidelines: Snap a photo of you and your co-workers enjoying the food you brought and post it on Instagram. Remember to tag @BoundlessTeam and use the #BoundlessChallenge2k18. Be creative with captions, camera angles and filters! To be eligible to win this week’s prize (a Boundless T-shirt!), post your photo before next Monday, July 9!

To go above and beyond, follow up with a co-worker and schedule a meal together in the future — look for opportunities to form a new friendship! If this is the case, tag @BoundlessTeam on Instagram with the #BoundlessChallenge2k18 in the weeks to come.

Food and Friends

My grandmother often left cinnamon rolls in our car for us boys to find after school. She knew how to brighten our day. Now I’m guessing your co-workers don’t have grandmas blessing them weekly,  but such a simple act of kindness can shape and change the human heart, especially in the lull of the afternoon when your stomach starts complaining.

But maybe you don’t get along with all of your co-workers. Maybe they’ve offended you and you’ve barely spoken in months. Kill them with kindness.

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39)

What an opportunity we have to minister to those God has put us in community with. We are called to be the salt and light of the world, reflecting the love of Christ to those around us. We are called to love our neighbors and maybe one very small way of doing that is bringing food to work.

Related resources:
Read: “The Value in Friendly Neighborhood Christians
Listen: “Joy on the Job: Episode 482

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About the Author

John Begeman
John Begeman

John Begeman is a small-town kid who interned with Boundless the summer of 2018. He’s attending South Dakota State University, majoring in communications and minoring in broadcast journalism. He stays busy at college, working with admissions, the college newspaper and an elementary school. He’s also involved in campus ministry, leading Bible studies and helping organize events to reach the lost on campus with the gospel.

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