"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’"
This Three Kings Day we spent the day spreading JOY to people in our community.
We made homemade marshmallows for one of the owners of the dance studio where my children dance. He loves marshmallows and it brought him lots of JOY to receive them.
We also took three of Anne's porcelain dolls that she no longer wanted and left them on playground benches in low-income neighborhoods. We left them with notes that said to take them home and love them. My kids love doing this particular act of kindness. They love to go back the next day and see that the toys are gone and think about the new child playing with them. We hope that each doll will bring some child great JOY!
Lastly, we made nine homeless kits. We dropped them off at our church to be handed out to homeless people on Sunday. Our church is in charge of serving breakfast in an urban park this weekend. In our city, homeless people often stand at traffic lights to beg. We plan to make some more to keep in the car to give to homeless people at traffic lights.
If you want to make your own, here is a list with ideas of what you might include:
- Non-perishable food, such as crackers, hard candy, cookies, etc.
- Comb or hairbrush
- Hand wipes
- Gloves and hats
- Fast food gift cards
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Most important ~ a card of encouragement and compassion
We had a wonderful day spreading JOY! I am joining ~