My wife was telling me last night about this great idea she had seen on a friend’s facebook page. It is the 26 Random Acts of Kindness to honor the memory of the 26 people who were killed last week in Newtown, Connecticut.
Our friend, April Smith, has been hard at work with her kiddos teaching them all about these random acts of kindness and I love how she has involved them in the process.
Today, my wife Abbey, is out with our four boys and our special helper, Kelsie, getting their start on the random acts of kindnes.
This idea has taken the nation by storm and thousands of people are committing to doing 26 acts of kindness in memory of the victims. What a beautiful story to unfold out of such a senseless tragedy.
April issued a challenge on her own facebook page to 26 of her friends to take on the challenge. That will add up to 676 acts of kindness this Christmas! Wow! Forgive me for my sentimentality here, but doesn\’t this remind you of the song Pass It On? It only takes a spark, to get a fire going. And soon all those around, can warm up in its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love, once you\’ve experienced it. You share His love with everyone, you want to pass it on. If there are any words missed in that, you have to know I pulled those lyrics right off the top of my head.
So, what has April been doing? You can check it out on her instagram: living2luv or I’ve pulled some photos right here.
Hot Chocolate to the Coca-Cola Man.
Bottled water to the road workers.
Free prize tickets to someone at Chuck-E-Cheese.
I love April’s ideas and that has spurred on my family’s ideas. So far, our family has:Brought a sausage biscuit to a coworker.
Delivered donuts to the Y workers and given cookies to the lady at the dry cleaners.
You can download an awesome card that has the names of the victims of last week’s shooting and let’s you personally honor each victim. Here is the link.
Maybe you should try this with your Sunday School kids. This week as they are all clamoring about what they will receive on Tuesday for Christmas, challenge them to think of how they can bring light to the world this Christmas, by sharing the love of Jesus.
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