Sunday, September 27, 2015

Simple Gift Idea for a Girl

Here is a really, really simple gift idea that is so special. :)
All you need is:
A journal, some writing utensils, tissues (or you can use candy), and curing ribbon.
This was also really cheap because I got the items at the dollar store. :)

It is also a really cute gift! And I believe any girl would like this. You could make this for different age groups too by changing what the journal looks like, what color or design the pens are, etc. You could do this all the way from five year olds learning to write, to older ladies in a nursing home and grandmas. :) So easy, simple, and cheap. Have a blessed Sunday!

Brownies for Wendy! :)

Who doesn't love brownies??? Well, actually I know who doesn't... My sister Sarah doesn't. "They have too much chocolate!" Well duh. Brownies. Chocolate. Ya there is chocolate in brownies. ;p But besides her, who doesn't? :) Because ALMOST everyone likes brownies, I made some for our Children's Ministry Director at church, Wendy. :) She is so sweet and kind and does so much. So I wanted to let her know she is appreciated and loved! :)

She really did seem like she appreciated the brownies. :) Which makes me happy! :)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bringing Joy to Children is the Best!

Last night, my brother had a soccer game. So I decided to go along and do random acts of kindness! :) I got a bunch of those play pack things (they're only like a dollar a piece!) and then put RAOK labels on them. I also wrote some encouraging cards out to hand out to some moms. :)

When we got there, I went to go walk around and make some kids smile! :)
I handed out all but one of my little gifts! It was so fun to see the child's face light up and their parent express their thanks! :)
I have a little book and every day there is a new encouraging quote or verse on that page for the day. And on the day I did this, my daily quote was: "Personal happiness is most easily gained by bringing happiness to others." - Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz 
I love that! And true is it? Very. You know what I mean if you have ever done something nice for someone else. :) Smile and go change the world!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Set this World in the Right Direction!

"If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we might just set the world in the right direction." 
- Martin Kornfeld

How many of you think that is true? If you don't think it's true, stop and take a minute to think about it and you might change you mind. Think about all people who don't like the way this world is heading. Now think, if every one of those people did a random act of kindness EVERY SINGLE DAY... It's true. This world might be starting to go in the right direction. Now that I hope you all think it is true, why don't we start setting this world in the RIGHT direction. Starting the minute you read this, start doing random acts of kindness daily! Maybe more than once a day! Can we do it? Yes, so let's go!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Story time.

I have always wanted to do something for the homeless people. I mean I have donated to homeless shelters before, but I want to do something for the homeless people living on the streets. Sitting at corners asking for money. Walking around with nothing except their worn clothes. I am always seeing stories about people doing things for the homeless online (mostly pinterest... :) and I always tell myself that I need to be doing something. So yesterday, I did something! :)

We drove out of the grocery store parking lot and there was a man standing there with a sign saying he was very hungry and that anything helps. We drove past. We then went to McDonald's to get ice cream for everyone. (my dad took all of us kids out of the house for my mom) When we were getting close to being done I asked my dad if he thought that guy was still standing there. He said yes he probably still is. So then I asked him if I could buy him some food from McDonald's. He said yes. :) I felt really happy as I went up to the counter to buy him a burger. After I bought him food, we drove back to the store. I rolled down my window and handed him the food... :) He didn't say much but thank you and "God bless" :) Which is perfectly fine. I knew we helped him when he needed it and that was all that matters. As we drove away, just ask my dad, I had the biggest smile on my face and I felt like the happiest person in the world! :)