Last year for Advent Paula released her first devotional, Cherish This Christmas. I shared this and another Advent devotional with you yesterday here on the blog. Well, once again, Paula has found a way to help each of us draw closer to God and remember the reason for the season. This one won't cost you a penny, can be delivered to your inbox each morning, and will have you thinking about the "reason for the season" throughout the day and this entire month.
As I checked my mail last night I saw Paula's email in my inbox. I subscribe to her blog and enjoy reading them very much yet last night's title caught my attention, "Christmas Kindness Challenge". I was excited and intrigued. Since it was so late when I saw it, I didn't complete Day 1 so I'm adding it to my Day 2 things to do. I'm not going to skip it but instead, add it to today's challenge.
This is the type of fun challenges we all should accept, especially at this time of year. And you never know, after seven days of doing something it becomes a habit. What would happen in your chunk of the world if you signed up to receive Paula's "Christmas Kindness Challenge" blog series this month, you not only complete each challenge but made a list and revisited days of past. My hope and goal is to build on each challenge. I'll start with the current day's challenge and then go back and try to do the other day's challenges too. So initially by the time Christmas arrives I would be doing 25 random acts of kindness a day. I think this sounds fabulous and I accept your challenge Paula.
You might not be an overachieving first-born like myself so you might want to just do each days challenge and this will be wonderful too. If you are kidded for being the Grinch, then maybe this is just the challenge you need to recognize there is still so much good, caring, and joy left in this world. If you are thinking, "I don't do this kind of stuff. It's good for you but not me." then I challenge you to try at least one day and see how a smile creeps onto your face when you're not looking because you made someone else's day.
*There is a direct link to Paula's blog by clicking her picture, so you can "subscribe" to receive her blog directly in your inbox. Both challenges posted above are directly linked to Paula's blog too so you can read her insight and
Enjoy the days leading up to Christmas...
do you have a tradition in your home you would like to share?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323