Three Ways to Love Big When You Feel You Have Little to Give

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Bob Goff is an incredibly generous man. He both intimidates me and inspires me.

Mr. Goff knows how to love big. He made his cell phone number available to hundreds of thousands of readers … and answers it. He builds schools in oppressed and poor countries. He actually gave away his law firm!

Give the Gift of Love

Yes, he intimidates me. Because when I compare myself to Bob, it seems I have so little to offer. 

Yet God is teaching me much about how one can love well through my daughter, Rachel. He’s teaching me to value the little things in life, including the small ways we can love others.

Because it’s not the size of the gift that matters, but the heart with which it is given.

It's not the size of the gift that matters, but the heart with which it is given. #lovebig Click To Tweet

Love matters. Our love matters. No matter the big simplyHere are three simple ways inspired by Rachel that you can demonstrate love today:

love big - Rach


Too often we underestimate the power of a simple smile. Some people seldom see one, living in a world of loneliness, pain, or sorrow. So go ahead, offer them a genuine smile; it’s contagious. 


Granted, this one you have to be a little careful with, but next time you get a chance, don’t shy away. Give a hug. Receive a hug. You’ll both be blessed. 


In the Midwest, we are pretty good at this one: you know, that one or two finger wave. But don’t let it stop there. Say hello. Ask, how are you? Care for people and let them know it by a simple greeting. 

Who knows, maybe it’ll be the beginning of a much longer conversation. 

Inspired to Love Big With My Little

Everyone has the ability to demonstrate love to someone. Bob Goff (and Rachel if she could talk) would echo that to love big the action doesn’t have to be extravagant. Even if you can’t give away your business or help build schools, you can do one of the simple actions above (or all three). 

Everyone has the ability to demonstrate love to someone. Here are three simple ways to love big today. #lovebig Click To Tweet

How about it? Let someone know you care today. I bet you feel the love in return! 

“Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in action and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 

Reflections: What’s a simple way you’ve felt loved recently? Is there an easy way to show love that you’ve been neglecting simply because you don’t think about it? How about posting a reminder in an obvious place.

By His grace ≈



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