How a Small Gift Given in Kindness Can Feed the Soul Endlessly

There is a rich tradition of hospitality in the south. One tradition is that of the surcee—a small, unexpected gift with no occasion in mind. The surcee, a word that traces its roots back to Ireland and Scotland, means “surprise” or “just because”. In the south, a surcee is a way of expressing love and thoughtfulness. These small gifts are a way of saying “I’m thinking of you!” 

When Paul and Timothy wrote to the church in Philippi, they said “Every time I think of you I thank God for you.”  

Together with your girl, choose someone you can thank God for! A surcee is typically a small gift, but it could be an act of kindness. Together, you can show appreciation for someone “just because” today! 

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American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.