We spent Christmas Eve with my mom & sister’s crew. We all showed up in our pj’s (per my request) for a big ol’ breakfast, then presents, then more food…you know the drill. On our way to the festivities, we stopped at the gas station to purchase a gift card. I don’t know about you but if I pulled up to a pump & saw this, I’d probably shout (or cry!;)
Christmas Eve is also when we celebrate our littlest darling & Daddy made sure she didn’t feel slighted! It is not even possible that she’s 3!!
On Christmas morning, the kiddos opened their presents from us before heading over to Nana & Papaw’s for round 3. I wanted to chisel away at any little bit of ungratefulness that was creeping in, so I decided our last kindness mission would be writing thank you notes.
We took a few minutes and listed out every single gift we received & who it came from. I think it made the kids realize just how much they had gotten. I don’t want that stinky sense of entitlement setting in, so we talked about how those people did not have to use their hard earned money or time to buy us things. Because they did, we need to be super thankful!
And that’s it folks! Our 2015 Kindness Advent has come to a close. As always it was fun, challenging, eye-opening and inspiring all at the same time. We hope that sharing our story has encouraged you and your family this season. Our hope is that we will plant seeds of kindness that will produce servant hearts & eyes of faith in our kids (and also in us!)
We talked tonight about God’s ultimate kindness in sending his Son to earth to make a way for us. We thank God for being, Emmanuel, God with us in every season. Our prayer is that we can all truly live like He is with us and love more like Him in 2016.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~Princess Diana