I hope all have taken time today to give back to someone else! As you know on Monday we started our 8 Days of Giving Challenge. Yesterday we had two more comments submitted which were wonderful ways to give unto another. Once again since there were only 2 comments both participants are getting a free card!(If your reading this check your email for we sent you a little something)
Today I’m going to use my talent as a way to give back… I picked out a couple holiday cards we had leftover and I’m going to send them to someone I don’t know wishing them a joyous holiday season. Now I am getting their names from our church’s sick and shut-in list — I have actually been wanting to send a set of random cards to persons on the list for sometime just never did it — and this is the ideal time to do so… You know there are many persons who might not have families to share this holiday season with and get very depressed so I hope that my card uplifts them and encourages them to know that there is someone in the world who cares!
You know in my December YogaJournal there is a piece on 12 ideas to connect with the season and not be so stressed out – well #12 is what inspired me to do today’s action — Act Kindly, Randomly. Quoted by a yoga teacher, Arthur Jeon, “The core of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of a prophet’s life, someone who taught love. So then make an effort to truly practice that.” My suggestions for today are stemmed around doing something random yet is kind to another person, animal, or even object. In a way it is like we are all little angels walking the earth and doing good upon others… which in turn brings us a undescribable(sp) reward of compassion and peace.
Say a kind word to someone while you are out and about (especially those catering to your needs).
Transport someone that can’t drive.
Send a card to someone you haven’t talked with in a long time OR you don’t even know!
Babysit for a couple of hours for new parents.
Smile at everyone you pass today — a smile is an instant warmth of someone’s heart!
I look forward to reading the comments today and I encourage you to participate in this challenge it is never to late to pay it forward!
Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!