#LIGHTtheWORLD this December with your acts of service and kindness.

Be A Light

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen32 Comments

Many of my regular visitors here already know that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Another name for us is Mormons. I have shared before what I believe, but you can check it out here

What you may not know about Mormons.

This week in preparation for Thanksgiving our family has spent time reflecting on and talking about what we are grateful for. I know I have much to be grateful for, yet this year, 2016, has been a sobering and difficult one for my family. My children have struggled, my husband and I equally so. I have shared before that for me gratitude is one of the ways I use to change my attitude and this last week my church launched an initiative which I feel will help me do just this. I know right know there are a lot of broken people in the world. I don’t use this world lightly as there have been times this last year where I felt almost too broken to fix and then someone stepped in and became the light that I needed to pull myself out.

If anything, my story this last year exemplifies just how important your service and love for others is. Never underestimate it and please don’t stop doing it. Sometimes you never know the lifeline that your kind act has thrown out to someone when they most needed it.

#LIGHTtheWORLD this December with your acts of service and kindness.

So today I am inviting you to check out and see if you would be interested in participating in the  global #LIGHTtheWORLD initiative. You don’t need to be a member of the LDS faith to participate, you simply need to choose someone to serve in any way you want starting December 1st. Here is a quick video to explain.

If you are looking for ideas to serve in your community, feel free to visit JustServe.org and enter in your zip code to see volunteer opportunities near you.

Thanks for stopping in and  my hope is that during the month of December, in whatever way you feel able,  you can help #LIGHTtheWORLD with kindness.

#LIGHTtheWORLD this December with your acts of service and kindness.

 Love,

Jen

 



Comments

  1. This is such a great idea. I was just talking to some mom friends about things we can do to balance the materialism that happens when we go to the in-laws’ for the holidays. Now that the kids are getting older, I’m wanting to show them some of the harsher realities and we can all be a part of making someone’s holiday a little better. If not, it ends up being gimme gimme gimme.
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    1. I have had that same conversation myself, although sadly, most of the grandparents are now gone. That circle of life is really something. I am so glad that you enjoyed this and wish you and your family the best as you look for service opportunities in your area :) Thanks for sharing your kindness!
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    1. Thank you Janine. I know sharing kindness is something very important to you so good luck my friend this holiday season as you try to share some of the good that I know you have and already share so freely :) Happy Thanksgiving!
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  2. What a lovely idea. I do kind things all year long, not just during the holidays. Not always everyday, but when I see a need. It’s most gratifying.

    It’s good to know what church you belong. You found a good one indeed.

    Have a blessed day my friend. ☺
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    1. Thank you! It’s crazy isn’t it? I have been hiding from social media almost the last few months. I think a return to the basics, kindness and gratitude would do me and a whole bunch of us some good :)
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  3. Hello Jen. Thanks for sharing such a great idea. I’m not a member of the LDS, but I am a member of my local Anglican church. We’ve just completed a series about living on the front line as Christians, how that looks for us and what we can do to share God’s love as we go about our daily lives. Love that you are doing this during advent #happynowbloglinkup x
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    1. Lisa, that is so fabulous! I love hearing other faith based communities doing great things like that. The world needs it, we need it and loving and serving others is the way to go. Thanks for sharing this with me. You definitely made me happy :)
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  4. I’m convinced that serving is one of the best paths to fulfillment. It just lights us up when we do, and of course, our hope is that those we serve would appreciate it as much as we do. Either way, it’s a great way to let our light shine as Jesus did.
    Thanks for sharing this, Jen and for being such a warm and inviting host at #HappyNowLinkup
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  5. What a wonderful idea to focus a whole day on giving. Sometimes I wonder if the little things we do are lost on our children. A full day of service would definitely make an impact to help others and to inspire a spirit of giving in the next generation.
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  6. Hi Jen, what a wonderful thing to participate in. Sometimes we have to reach a struggling point before we can appreciate what it’s like to receive a little light through the clouds.

    xx

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