Hello friends, we made it through the weekend. I was so grateful to have two little ones who are unaware of the pain our country is feeling – such a wonderful distraction. They still have that sparkle in their eye, and a contagious excitement for the upcoming Christmas celebration.
I found myself turning off the TV, staying off the internet, and just trying to remember there is still so much good in this world. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that-and really the only way to be certain, is to make sure you are a part if it. An active part.
So that’s what my family and I are going to do this week – find ways of doing good in the world. Really I can think of no better therapy. Here’s what I’ve come up with:
We have a few bags of cat and dog food to take the local animal shelter. Hot cocoa ready to make for the mail man and UPS guy that will be showing up, complete with to-go cups I got at Starbucks. I’ve hit the atm so I am finally prepared when we come a across a ringing bell and red bucket.
The kids are going through their toys, and I their clothes to take to the women’s shelter. I’ve got a call into our church for any single mothers that might need a gift, as they are sometimes overlooked.
We’ll do a little shopping for gifts, then drop them in the toys for tots box at the front of the store. Perhaps we’ll have pizza for dinner and give the delivery guy a generous Christmas tip.
Those are just a few of my ideas, but I’d love if you would share yours. Then maybe we can all join in a day of doing good.
Oh,and a friend shared this video on Facebook sometime ago and it made my day. It shows different moments of overall goodness that surveillance camera’s have caught throughout the world. Thought it might give you a little pick-me-up :).
p.s. the necklace above is from Live Charmed – it would make the perfect last minute Christmas gift, yes?