We all know from experience that…
A good seed planted in darkness can burst forth to produce a tree large enough to host entire communities in its colorful branches.
Things that start small can become big.
So what seeds of kindness will you plant today? Tomorrow? For the rest of this month? I want to know.
Are you making soup for a neighbor?
Giving more than usual to a charity of your choice? Which one? Why?
Mending a relationship because you know you’re not guaranteed tomorrow?
In November, we focus on gratitude. And gratitude is good. Very good.
But it isn’t enough to be thankful – to sit around enjoying the fullness, ruminating on all that’s pleasing or teaching us. We are called to share what we have and know.
If we have love – we share love.
If we have hope – we share hope.
If we have means – we share our treasure.
If we have time – we give hours or moments – with intentionality.
If we have hands, or feet, or ears, or eyes…..If we’re alive, friends! (so that’s all of us) we offer ourselves. Whole and present when nudged to do so.
When you hear the whisper in your heart….Help her. Go to him. Say this in peace….Do it. And make a mental note.
This is God’s work in the world.
And then, please share your stories with me. I’m saving them for an end-of-the-month blog post, where I’ll offer a few tips about the ways we’ve all found to share love throughout the Christmas season and beyond.
Your kind acts will inspire others. And wouldn’t more love and kindness be a nice gift for the world?