[Christmas Eve Day:  Bell Ringing with Pat.] 

 

It seems so easy to spread cheer and goodwill throughout December.  

It’s like Christmas is the perfect excuse for kindness and generosity.  I want to keep that excuse alive.  Our RACK activities changed my life, forever.  I found that without exception kindness breads kindness.  Sometimes completing an act of kindness from our felt awkward.  Sometimes it was hard to get motivated.  Sometimes it was fun (above).   Everytime it was WORTH IT. 

 I found the more I gave, the more I wanted to give. 

The more I gave the happier I became.         

The key for me was to listen and focus on GOD, set aside my own will and selfish desires and ask Him to guide.  A couple days into RACK, a lady with tears in her eyes hugged me and said,

“My husband just passed away.  This will be our first Christmas without him. 

You don’t know how much this means to me.  Thank you.”

Surely that had nothing to do with me.  That was God and I got to go along for the ride.   

 My plan this year is to do one INTENTIAL ACT OF KINDNESS each week.   I’m not sure how it will unfold, but (at least) once a week we are going to do something OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY to touch someone else and make them smile.   

52 Acts.

Keeping it alive.