Today I was looking over my notes from the last conference session (why do they seem so far apart now that I'm older?), and I was so excited to come across the pencil sketches for some graphics! I hope they will inspire you too.
Plan a special Christmas Eve program for your family and friends, Leave an anonymous gift for a family member, Enter all of your friend's birthdays in to your phone!
Every Christmas Eve we have my brother's families over (My sister lives too far away), and we have dinner together. This year, our family has grown enough that we don't all fit in my house anymore! We will be having breakfast at our church house, where we can visit, and have plenty of room. It's a little different, but it's the time together that is important.
Give a simple gift to your mail carrier, Say a sincere prayer of gratitude, or Write a thank you letter to someone who has positively impacted your life.
I'm pretty sure a little gift is the easiest for me, but I'm going to make an effort to do all three of these today. I have much to be grateful for. And I have many people Heavenly Father has placed in my life to help me, and I love them so much!
I'm very grateful for all of you, and the support you have given me the last 6 years!
Be a mentor or tutor someone, Take a child to work with you and let them help you, or Cheer someone on at a sporting event or a cultural event!
So sorry to all the Utes fans out there! My dad was a big BYU fan. For those of you not in Utah, it's the big college rivalry here ;) When the Y would play, at our house, the world would stop... we didn't make a peep, stand in front of the TV, or try to talk to my pop, lol.
Thinking of the Mahe family, and praying for the comfort of Heavenly Father for them and the team.
Find ways to help people around the world through charity, review emergency response plans in your area, or give the gift of a 72 hour kit to your families!
My oldest brother is in charge of the emergency preparedness in his ward. He is HUGE on 72 hour kits ( he's giving them to his married kids for Christmas... shhhhh) This one made me smile thinking of him. Do you have a 72 hour kit? I'm afraid mine is more than a panic kit, lol. When the Ebola outbreak happened, I went in to full panic mode. I think I bout 4 bottles of all the medication at Costco as well as six cases of water, and some candles.
Participate in a "Sub for Santa" program, leave encouraging comments on social media, or pray for an opportunity to show someone compassion today!
Every year, my family helps out at least one family in need at Christmas time. Sometimes our children are involved, and sometimes they are not. Most of the fun is when its an anonymous gift!
I remember a time when we were the ones on that end of the giving... I've never forgotten the feeling of knowing that someone cared so much for us, that they would go so far out of their way to provide Christmas for our children.
Jesus taught us to clothe the Naked, and so can you!
Collect winter clothing for a homeless shelter, Learn about how we should love from a wise king (Mosiah 4:14-27), or donate some old clothing to charity, or a thrift store.
I started "Spring cleaning" my house a few weeks ago (I'm pretty sure I should have done this LONG before now). Life is so busy, and honestly, I hate to clean, lol. I came across some boxes that were still packed from when we moved..... SIX YEARS AGO! I'm so happy that we have a place close by to donate things to. I think I stocked the entire store, and the people in the back in the donation area know my name. I hope that our donations will make life easier for someone else.
Jesus taught others..... we can teach others too!!!
Share your favorite story of Jesus' teaching. Learn a new skill to benefit others, or...... Share something you've learned from your parents....
My parents were selfless, honest, and loving people. I miss the terribly. They
taught my brothers and sisters to serve, and be loving. They showed us how to sacrifice
for their children, and they taught us about forever families. I am SO grateful to know that I can be with them for eternity if I live the way I know I should. One day, I will see them again. One day I will hug them, and hold them again.