What a great time of year. My favorite. I love the thankfulness that Thanksgiving inspires in so many people, including myself. Posting daily what I am thankful for wasn’t hard…it was hard to limit the amount of daily posts. The last few months have taught me so much about what is really important in life. It’s not about stuff. It’s all about Jesus. And loving others. That’s it. I couldn’t care less about the “American Dream.” I don’t want my life to be spent collecting stuff.
This time of year also inspires people to be better versions of themselves. While at times it can seem that people are just focused on consumerism and greed, there are also a lot of really inspiring acts of love and kindness. I am sure they happen all the time (I am optimistic like that) but I think we really look for them and celebrate them at Christmas. There is this really fantastic website that I would encourage everyone to check out. They inspire me. http://www.adventconspiracy.org/ And this picture brings tears to my eyes. I cannot express just how deeply it moved me.
And I am SO very excited to start our Random Acts of Kindness Advent Season tomorrow. I have been waiting with anticipation. I want to share the love of my Savior in a meaningful way. In a fun, happy way. No pressure, just sharing His love with others. I love seeing Fiona’s face light up when she has an idea or gets inspired. She has such a beautiful and tender heart. I couldn’t be more proud of her.
I will be posting here dailyish…as daily as I can! To share our journey “in real time.” And coming up December 9 – 15, I will be blogging for the launch of Doug Bender’s new book, Live Second: 365 to Make Jesus First. (I will be blogging on Kupenda 127, but I will reblog them here.) Check out I am Second for the more details.