Sara took her dad to the Waffle House for Father's Day and gave her Spark card to the server because servers hustle so much especially on a holiday.
One member gave her Spark card to the dishwasher at the restaurant she was visiting because she figured that was the least desirable job at any restaurant.
Another member gave her Spark card to the FedEx driver because it was hot and he looked like he could use a cold treat.
I was in line getting coffee and paid for the person behind me. They were so surprised that they didn't know what to do. - Submitted by Michaela
A Reverse Spark! I was at Lowe's buying some flowers. When I went to pay, I realized I left my credit card and ID at home. I asked if I could pay by check and the cashier said yes, but then when I handed them the check, they needed my ID too. I was ready to throw in the towel, when a good Samaritan behind me in line, put her credit card in the reader and said she would take care of it. I was so shocked because it was $40 worth of flowers. I tried to stop her, but she insisted. I did repay her, but I was so grateful to her for her generosity and kindness. - Submitted by Gwen
During COVID it was especially hard for a few freinds who had lost their pets. Being a pet lover myself, I know how much our pets mean to us, so it was important to be there for my freinds even if I could not be with them in person. I made sure to contact them often and let them know I was thinking of them. While I probably didn't spark any joy during their difficult time, I know I showed them God's love. - Submitted by Kerry
I belong to a special group through one of the scrapbooking companies I use. They send out a message to all the members that someone is in need of a card and why. The members of my group then send the homemade cards for this person back to the company and they mail them all to the person in need.
I do an appropriate message and sign my first name and the state I live in. It feels good knowing I can help someone feel better knowing someone cares.
I get this message 1 to 6 times a month.
- submitted by Sharon W.
A woman dining at the table next to ours was visibly having a bad evening, so I paid her check when she got up to use the restroom and talked with her when she returned. - submitted by Dan
We had some workmen come to our house to do maintenance and gave them snacks and beverages to show our appreciation. - submitted by Brenda
A friend was going through some medical issues and in a lot of pain. I suggested that he pray and ask God to take his pain away. My friend responded with a laugh that God was too busy for those kinds of prayers. Later he came back to me and thanked me for the suggestion because he was starting to feel much better. - submitted by Tom