For several years, we have been doing random acts of kindness. The girls love love love it. It's not a big, planned out, difficult thing; but something that we hope makes someone feel appreciated or loved. They bake brownies for a staff member at their school, take the crossing guard a route 44 ice water from Sonic, leave flowers on their SS teacher's doorstep, and other things. Most of the time, we do our best not to be identified; but sometimes there's no option. When we went on our mega road trip last week, we decided we would do some of these things. We weren't sure what, since we were going places we had never been before. Drew suggested we make bags to distribute to people, we saw, who were in need. So....we put together some bags with a few necessities: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, water, granola bars and a few dollars. When we would see someone, who was asking for assistance, we would stop the car and someone would jump out and hand them the bag and the money. At some point, all of the girls handed out a bag.
We were all always on the look out. It wasn't much, but it was something. I think we are going to keep a few extra bags in our car to hand out anytime we see someone who is asking for assistance. On the front, we will write "Do Everything in Love" 1 Corinthians 16:14.
And my prayer is that the people who received the bags got something they needed and maybe felt a little love and hope as well.