Wednesday, December 12, 2012

day 1 of 12 days of christmas kindness

just wanted to share this with you guys ,we have decided to start a new tradition we are calling 12 days of kindness. I feel this will help keep into perspective that Christmas is about so much more then getting presents. 

today we decided to bless our "garbage dudes"and Gentry was too excited. she literally waited by the window from the moment we set out the goodies till the moment they came at 12:15 (we set them out there at 9)... last night she helped me bake them double chocolate chunk cookies and we attached a note to each gift bag that said 

"We are grateful! Thank you for how hard you work all year long. You never get the proper recognition. Our family just wanted to stop and say that we appreciate you. We wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!"

when they finally pulled up she was so excited and was blowing them kisses at the window. It was clear to see they were glad to see someone thought of them and by the kisses they were blessed with too ;)

what I have learned today: I have been blessed with a precious cheerful giver! I am thankful I get to experience the love of giving to others through the excitement of my eager 2 year old. I already have a new perspective and its only day 1, I can't wait to see what we will learn over the next 12 days and the joy I will experience in watching Gentry learn to give to others :)

stay tuned for tomorrow :)

I can't take the credit myself, I was inspired by lillightomine and her amazingness... also you can find the lables for your own light em up givings here lightemup lables