Monday, December 13, 2010

1st day of Blessings- Love one another

So some of you may have read this post on the brave girls blog about Random Words of Kindness. If you did, than you saw that Christy and Melody were inviting people to come together on black friday to share Randow Words of Kindness to strangers on the street along side with a cup of cocoa. So the girls on that cold day after thanksgiving grabbed some cocoa and shared these kind words for the good people of Boise, Idaho. Well I have to admit... the idea of giving random people words of kindness (and cocoa) kind of made me a bit nervous. Not very often do you have people doing things like this, and especially not with cocoa!

So with this in mind... my family decided to adapt the original plan of sharing words of kindness to the world, and stuck them to our christmas countdown chain. Since everyday the kids would take one chain off, why not stick a beautiful word of truth to it and share it with each other?

Here is our countdown chain

So each day we take off a link from our chain. And each day we talk about it as a family (usually me and the kids during the week since James leaves early for work) and after we have read it to each other, talked about what it means to each of us then we decide who we would like to share it with, and we give it to them. I love that I can share with my kids. That they can see each of us sharing some kind words into this world. I have been taking some pictures of some of the responses we have gotten. I will probably will share them sometime this week, so stay tuned... the people we have shared them with have been so grateful.

I hope this gives you a great idea of how easy it is to give a little sunshine to someones day. As crazy at it may seem to walk up to someone and hand them these few words... you would be surprised how much of a difference it makes in their day.

Ok so now for our WINNER of our blog hop giveaway.....

Blogger Crystal Cantu said...

I will definately be trying this recipe this year. I admire the strength and courage you have shown. So glad to know you!

December 10, 2010 10:24 AM

Crystal email me of message me of facebook your address and I will send you a few of my new favorite things to create with!

Thanks for playing along on our fun little blog hop... I hope that you enjoyed it and continue to join me for the next 11 days as we count down some special blessings.

~Liz ♥


  1. Great idea....little things mean so much esp. at this time of year.

  2. I absolutely love this idea!

    It's too late to implement this year, but I've started a notebook with ideas for each year!!

  3. that is a lovely post Liz, so many nice ways we can celebrate the season and make it more meaningful