Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Light 'Em Up!

Massages, a pedi, a dozen roses... they can all put a smile on our face and an ease in our step, but the best way to make yourself feel good, in my opinion, is to do something nice for someone else. Doing a kind deed goes deeper than a deep tissue massage, it goes straight to the heart. The sooner we can help our children realize that, the better, so I was so excited when I came across this idea from iMOM.

It first caught my attention because it's a super-cute chart and I love charts! It makes it easy to keep track of who, what and when you want to do something nice. It's like the very non-random side of a random act of kindness. So basically, you put the person in one column, the act in the next and then the date you aim to do the act in the next column. They even provide a spot to check it off.

There is no pressure to do 25 things or cover these bases or these people. They even say, do the number of acts that you can accomplish with JOY. I think that is a good tip. We can take on so much - "I'll do one thing every day of Advent!" that it becomes a burden. So if 5 is all you can do with that glimmer and sparkle in your eye, then just do 5 things.

Here's a link to 100 Ideas, in case you are short on creative juices. And one self-promoting tip: make one person in the "Who" column a stranger and do Spirit FM's Drive Thru Difference next Friday.

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