November is quickly approaching. Last year-I so wanted to take up a Thanksgiving challenge, but I didn’t get my ducks all in a row, and therefore; my mind was not focused to take on a daily challenge. Andrea, my daughter-in-law drew me into wanting to tackle a thirty day challenge– last year. She was so inspiring– and this year, I am thinking a whole 6 days in advance. I need to research the whole idea more completely, but here is the plan.
*Pottery Barn (I would so love this!)
1. Make some sort of Thankfulness Board-maybe a tree and add leaves to the tree of good deeds we can do for others-the we-would be my children and I–my hero seems to have his hands full of ‘good deeds’ on a 24/7 basis already!
2. Think of 30 ‘good deeds’-which would mean neighbors, friends, strangers, the mail deliverer, and family members near and far. That should take up at least 30 days.
3. Plan specific deeds. Make food items for a friend or neighbor who could use a loving thought-visiting an elderly person- writing a note to a friend or relative in our own handwriting-not email. Encourage a college student with a goodie box- send a box to a soldier overseas-add to this list!
4. I don’t want to be so tied to a plan that I cannot see other needs that may arise–I want my heart to be in tune to others-I want my children to see the needs of others and want to meet that need with something kind from their hearts.
These are the goals-and not to forget to see the trees even though there is a forest in the way–I will keep you all updated of each step and the progress not only on the deeds-but the goal of heart change, as well. We are given so many blessings-all given by our Heavenly Father-who has given us all things to enjoy-our hearts flow should be to show the love of the Father-not only in word-but in deed.
So– Would anyone like to join me? It would be so encouraging to share in what we can do for others in a day and age when everyone is so focused on me and mine–let’s get out of the materialistic world and really seen the unseen–we could be a real blessing to someone-just when they need it–you don’t even have to ‘broadcast’ your willingness to take up this challenge–But I will be here–all for the accountability–