One thing (of many) my boss has taught me is to always strive to go the second mile for others. This idea comes from God's Word which says in Matthew 5:41: If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
In a culture that seeks shortcuts and the path of least difficulty, "the second mile" is a less traveled road, but one that turns heads, softens hearts, and builds relationships.
Over the years of hearing this phrase, I now attempt to take the second mile often. It's that added touch or the extra effort to do more than expected.
A couple of weeks ago my boss and his wife took an anniversary getaway. A few of us wanted to go the second mile to celebrate them, so we had gourmet cupcakes delivered to their hotel room. It was a small special treat for them, but was a great realization for me. I want to be THAT KIND of assistant. The Holy Spirit quickened me with this desire:
Do the little things that would never be expected, but will always be remembered.
Not sure what this means for you, but here are some second mile ideas I want to try:
On their travel itinerary- add weather, event attire, and printed directions (with added directions to nearby preferred restaurants, starbucks)
For their car- clean it out, wash it, and get the inspection sticker or any windshield cracks fixed
Randomly- pick up a smoothie or coffee for them, keep their favorites snacks on hand for meetings or busy afternoons, add money to their starbucks card/itunes account
Your Turn: What are some ways you go or want to go "the second mile" for others?