I saw this Ann Voskamp post on Monday.
The ideas and motivations behind this gift-giving adventure could not be more beautiful.
Gift-giving is my love language.
I am so excited to join in... and make this a family project over the next weeks.
40 random acts of kindness.
40 expressions of God's love to others. To strangers, even.
40 opportunities to bless others and, therefore, be richly blessed ourselves.
I am using a Heidi Swapp Mini Memory Files Album to keep track of our gifts, what number we've completed, who has been gifted, and our stash of decorative pieces to make the gifts extra special. I used a couple pockets to hold things like twine, fabric tape pieces, feathers, fabric, tiny clothespins, and long-ago-colored-but-never-used digital stamps:).
The kids are invited to put together a small gift for anyone at any time, and everything is made ready for their little fingertips. Ann's 40 ways to GIVE IT FORWARD is the perfect place to teach about thankfulness, joy, and loving others intentionally.
Here are her free printables if you want to join in. The simplicity of it is liberating~ ANYTHING can be a gift. Leave it for a stranger to find... leave it on a doorstep, in a mailbox, on a bus seat. Surprise someone you love...so they know you think of them in your every-day, daily living. They are important to you.
The tags make it like a zillion times cuter, too:).
So print them out and attach them to your 40 gifts.
We are ready to mail our first gift off to Colorado!
And I already know I should leave a gift in the mailbox for our mailman...because I hate retrieving our mail and he brings 7 pounds of it to my door at least twice a month asking me kindly to please empty the box now and then.
What are some good ideas for random acts of kindness and love?
I'd love to read your thoughts!