I know, I know, too much posting, but I have an idea...
Year after year, we go forth with little thought about how things work and how the small things come to be.
An older couple from our church always sends birthday cards to our family, which leads me to believe that they are sending cards to everyone on the church list, as they happen. I always wonder how people on such a fixed income can afford the simple stamps to send the cards, let alone the cards to send to everyone! I think every year that I should send her some stamps anonymously. I think I will really try to accomplish that this year. (Our budget is really rather fixed too, so it is not as easy as it sounds!) I am not telling you this so you will think I am sooooo great or even good for that matter. What I am trying to achieve is a challenge.
I want to challenge all of the people who read this to doing a simple kindness to someone who could use a kind word, gesture, or something else. You will know it when you see it. As I said, we don't have money, so I don't just walk around giving money to people, but I have tried to make a few dollars stretch by making something to help someone out, when they would not normally get a Christmas gift, or for whatever reason. I have simply given someone my cart at Aldi's without taking their quarter, for the cart lock. I know it is very small, but the simplest things can really make someone think! I know that all of you, my friends, are good people and you can really make a difference in someone's life by doing the smallest things, so let's get out there and do it!
(Around Christmas pretty much every year since we took on our first "extra" child, people have been showing us kindnesses in one way or another and we VERY TRULY appreciate it! You never know who could really use your children's old clothes or shoes, or the coat that you can no longer wear. There are so many things that we can do to help others that we just don't always think about. Let's have a giving Christmas starting with the simple things!)