Yesterday Melanie offered to clean out the little van, and took quite a while gathering garbage and vacuuming it really well. I was working on something else and didn't go down to check on her, but had to pick up the boys later from something and noticed immediately how nice it looked.
As I pulled out of the driveway I called her to let her know how great it looked and to thank her for her hard work. Just as I hung up, I heard a sound I quickly identified as a coin, then felt something hit my shoulder and land in my lap. A quarter had somehow fallen from a coin holder that is mounted on the ceiling of the van.
I had to laugh. Though it should have fallen on Melanie for doing such a great job, it made me think of how quickly we probably get blessed for doing the right thing and being kind, even just by being grateful and saying thank you. Stronger relationships and willing service are definitely great blessings.