Happy Thanksgiving…now share the love!

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day of turkey, pumpkin pie, football and family today.  Perhaps your holiday looks different than most.  Regardless of where you find yourself.  If you have access to a computer to read this blog, you are blessed and have much to be grateful for.

I was introduced to more love letters by a colleague and we’ve written a bundle with our discipleship group to a woman in need of encouragement.

If you’re not familiar with the project, take 5 minutes to watch the following:

 

I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks about how you can take your love for the written word and encouraging others to make a difference in December.  In the meantime, take some time today and write a letter.  A random love letter.  Leave it in the store you might visit tomorrow on Black Friday.  Underneath the napkin at Cracker Barrel where you’ll take in Thanksgiving dinner.  In the drive through with the Barista at 5am.  On the bed of your hotel as you check-out to drive back home to reality after the warm glow of Thanksgiving dissipates

Because, let’s face it.  We all could use a love letter.

Be well, and happy thanksgiving!

 

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#honesty Day 3

For those friends who know me well, not only do they know that I wear my feelings on my sleeve, but also that I’m not one to stir the pot.  I strive for harmony and sometimes that means keeping my mouth shut.   I’ve also been known to avoid heated debates by leaving a room, heading upstairs, singing hymns and slamming doors.  It happened 4 years ago and I still hear about it.

Harmony, as defined by Gallop’s Strengths Finder are “People especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.”

That’s me to a T.

What’s interesting is that with the events of this week’s Chick-fil-a situation, I’ve not been avoiding those conversations.  Now, I’m still not up for a heated debate, but I’ve let my opinion be stated.  And with that I leave you with this…my thoughts on the artist still tend to be up in the air, but the point that is made is right on.

Love is a verb.  And many of the actions made this week have not been quite loving.

Best,

 

What the world…needs now…

Yes, I’ve seen the”viral” nature of the following quote.  See more here.

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I have seen this quote multiple times over the last day and I just needed to re-post myself.

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate:… only love can do that.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr

Now let’s just all join hands and start singing, “What the world needs now….is love, sweet love….”