If you have been around here for any amount of time, you know I have a girl crush on Courtney DeFeo. You might remember her from a few years ago when this post went viral. I love Courtney's heart. She loves people so well! I was geeked out excited when she posted this year's Light 'em Up post. In case you are wondering, according to Courtney, "Light 'em Up is a movement of families lighting up the world with kindness. It doesn't matter your age, location or means, we believe each person can impact the life of another. With a simple thank you or expression of love, your one act of kindness can start a ripple effect that goes well beyond one neighbor."
This year she released a video too. Watch it and tell me you weren't ready to run out and do kind things afterwards!
I had Holden watch the video too. Afterwards I told her maybe she could write Waldo, our Elf on the Shelf, and see if he could bring a kindness challenge with him each day! ;) She loved the idea and said, "maybe he'll tell all his elf friends and THEY can take kindness ideas to their families too!" #elfontheshelfLightEmUpchallenge
Looking for ideas? Courtney has 100 ideas to get you started!
Would love to have you join us!!!Look what came in the mail today!!! Who wants to join me as I join Kim at @huntandhost on an advent series/book club/craft event? Just reading the first few pages has me so excited for it to begin! "The family tree of Christ startlingly notes not one woman but four. Four broken women - women who felt like outsiders, like has-beens, like never-beens. Women who were weary of being taken advantage of, of being unnoticed and uncherished and unappreciated; women who didn't fit in, who didn't know how to keep going, what to believe, where to go - women who had thought about giving up. And Jesus claims exactly these who are wandering and wondering and wounded and worn out as His. He grafts you into His line and His story and His heart, and He gives you His name, His lineage, His righteousness. He graces you with plain grace. Is there a greater Gift you could want or need or have? Christ comes right to your Christmas tree and looks at your family tree and says, "I am your God, and I am one of you, and I'll be the Gift, and I'll take you. Take Me?" This, this, is the love story that's been coming for you since the beginning." - @annvoskamp #thegreatestgift
and don't forget about the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly! :) it's open through tomorrow!