#bethelight – Day 165 - Today I am hosting an Usborne book party. My daughter is an Usborne book consultant, so hosting a party helps her out. I also decided to “pay-it-forward” and to host the party to benefit someone else. First, I love to read. I learned to read late. I struggled learning to read. At third grade I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 165 #bethelight – Day 164 - I feel like I see so much judgement in the world today… Lots and lots of pointing fingers. Today I have a simple suggestion for an act of kindness: Be empathetic – Really try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Try your best to understand their experiences, challenges and thought process. “If you can learn a… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 164 #bethelight – Day 163 - Okay…. Today’s act of kindness isn’t something I did. Today Is about acts of kindness that prove God is there and answers prayers. This past weekend my daughter and her husband were able to bring home the little boy they are adopting. They travelled to Oklahoma with their 3 1/2 year old and their 1… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 163 #bethelight – Day 162 - Today I subbed for my friend. I taught a ton of voice lessons. I bought some snacks for my daughter. I was pleasant and understanding while delivering hard news to a group of students. Sometimes it is hard to stay positive on long hard days. Staying positive is a great act of kindness! Stay positive! #bethelight – Day 161 - I think the greatest kindness we can extend in this world is to spend time family. That’s what I did today. I spent time chatting with McKay, Myles, Leneyah, Beckett, and Kaiden on Facetime. I spent time chatting with my parents on the phone. We spent time with Kimber, Ray Ben, Freya and Holland today… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 161 #bethelight – Day 160 - Meet the neighbors. A month or so ago, a new family moved in next door. Today My husband and I met them… Dave and Sally. They seem nice. They like to garden. We have that in common. We chatted about sharing the cost of a new fence too. Spread light and kindness. Go out and… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 160 #bethelight – Day 159 - Today was such a busy day! It seems like I say that every day… At any rate… Today I spent my day serving. I got up early and was at the high school by 6:30. It was pageant rehearsal and I needed to prep before their 7 am call. After rehearsal I raced to a… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 159 #bethelight – Day 158 - Today is my youngest daughter Lillian’s birthday. Today I spread kindness by celebrating her. We Started the day early at the Orthodontist. After she got her braces checked and the bands traded for bright blue, we headed up north to the Portland area. Second stop of the day was Lillian’s Disneyland. I have never seen… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 158 #bethelight – Day 157 - Today did not go as I envisioned it. I thought I was working one job, only to find out I wasn’t. I missed out on the opportunity to sub too. I had extra work on top of that, thrown at me. Then the light system at my school crashed. The fire alarm was telling my… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 157 #bethelight – Day 156 - Today I helped someone with their lines for a play. It is a great act of kindness to help someone succeed in their goals. It helps you to think outside yourself. Not only that, but I did some grading for my friend while I worked a concert I taught some voice lessons and I cleaned… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 156 #bethelight – Day 155 - It is spring and the flowers are beginning to take off and add color and happiness to my surroundings. It got me thinking that the world needs more flowers. I just think that we need to add more pretty things to the world. There are so many ways you can add prettiness to the world:… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 155 #bethelight – Day 151 - Check in with someone. Recently an acquaintance texted to see how I was doing. She said she hadn’t seen a lot of me in a while and wanted to say “hi.” Although it was simply my crazy busy life style that kept me from being around much, her outreach was touching. So I reached out… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 151 #bethelight – Day 150 - Today I made a list of things people have given me… no strings attached. You should try it. I am so grateful for the people who are willing to give to make my life better with no expectations of anything in return. So… I then decided to make a list of 10 things I I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 150 #bethelight – Day 149 - Oops… I didn’t post yesterday. I do have a good reason. I worked all day… mostly teaching. At the end of the day my husband was using my computer so I decided to soak in the hot tub. Then my daughter called. She needed her mom. So I got out of the hot tub ,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 149 #bethelight – Day 148 - Today is Easter… a day celebrating the greatest act of kindness EVER. Today is also April Fool’s day. I have no idea what the history of playing tricks on people is all about. It seems rather mean spirited. Today I’d like to follow the other tradition, the greatest kindness ever. Today I’d like to see… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 148 #bethelight – Day 147 - Today I took dinner to my daughter who had a baby 2 weeks ago and is so tired. Our church does a good job the first week after a baby is born in helping out a new mom… but as you all know… being tired is going to be a thing for at least the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 147 #bethelight – Day 146 - Today we head home after a short visit with family. Sure love these silly little people and their hard working parents. But today, my act of kindness is to be nice on the road. I will let people in my lane ( a rare thing in Utah), I will use my blinker, and I will… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 146 #bethelight – Day 145 - Today we went on a small road trip and showed the kids were we got married. It has been closed for the past two years while the church has upgraded the temple. I love how it looks the same. The colors are the same and everything. It was a little odd to sit in the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 145 #bethelight – Day 144 - Today for my act of kindness I read some books… I picked up toys… I did 4 loads of dishes… I made cookies… I swept the floor twice… I took people to lunch… I bought a teenager clothes… I bought 2 adult children clothes… I emailed try missionary… I mailed post card to my missionary…… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 144 #bethelight – Day 141 - Today I drove and drove. My act of kindness was to drive the speed limit. Some of the plates I drove today, the speed limit is faster than other places I drove today. I have decided that in southern Idaho they make the speed limit 80 mph out of kindness. That is one boring drive.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 141 #bethelight – Day 143 - Oops… I looked back and found that I labeled two days Day 141. That would make today Day 143. Today for my act of kindness I made treats with Leneyah and took them with her to her friends and to her mom’s visiting teaching people. It was fun. The best part was watching this little… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 143 #bethelight – Day 141 - This morning, as I was cleaning out the fridge for breakfast before our small road trip, I started to think about Jack Johnson’s song, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It is an act of kindness… sometimes to your pocket book, sometimes to the environment, sometimes to your neighbors. It is easy. Turn of the light when you… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 141 #bethelight – Day 140 - Today I am noticing all the cool things God has created. It’s a little rainy today, and yet it’s a beautiful day. There aren’t any roses too smell, but slowing down to “‘smell the roses” is an act of kindness for yourself and for those who are around you! #bethelight – Day 139 - Give away your change. Today I donated all my change to a fundraiser at school. Think of all the coins you just have laying around. You can put them to good use! They aren’t doing any good bouncing around the bottom of your purse. So dig it all up and donate it! #bethelight – Day 138 - Today I decided to make the little things count. Little things like holding the door open or letting someone go before you all count. We are all so busy. We are all rushing around through life. We often don’t consider the feelings of others. A simple little gesture is a good reminder for me to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 138 #bethelight – Day 137 - I am feeling a little better today. That is a plus. I’ve been thinking about different takes on acts of kindness. Today I realized that using my words and choosing words wisely is an act of kindness. When I was a kid I read… a LOT! If I wasn’t in school, doing homework, or helping… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 137 #bethelight – Day 136 - Another day of being a sub. I may have gone back to busy too fast. I went back because many of my teacher friends have all caught this nasty bug! I do have to admit, I don’t have the same energy. It is hard to be patient with kids with attitudes. #bethelight – day 135 - Today I got out and about for the first time since last Tuesday. I got up out of my bed because my friend needed me. I still feel gross. I still go into coughing fits. However, my friend, a music teacher, caught the nasty bug (maybe even from me) and I went in and worked… Continue reading #bethelight – day 135 #bethelight – Day 130-134 - Wow! So sick. I have not been this kind of sick in a very long time. My act of kindness has been to stay home. Kind to myself and kind to others. No one else needs this germ. It’s not good. I wonder how many more days will it have me knocked out… #bethelight – Day 129 - Today’s act of kindness is actually self care. I have been burning the candle at both ends… more like exploding the candle. My body is feeling it. For the first time in over a year, I am feeling under the weather. So today, I did something I never do. I did not power through. I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 129 #bethelight – Day 128 - I held off on sharing my light expereince for yesterday until my duaghter made her own big announcement. Yesterday my kindness act revolved around helping my sweet #1 child bring her #3 into the world. It is a blessing to help a mom bring a new life into the world. She was so brave. He… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 128 #bethelight – Day 127 - I spent the whole day, from the wee hours of the morning to just now helping, comforting, and encouraging my daughter who is laboring with her third child. I know process was made, even if she didn’t end up going to the hospital. Meanwhile, I kept the 3 year old busy, washed all of the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 127 #bethelight – Day 125 and 126 - Okay… I missed blogging about kindness yesterday. It was a long day. We had two shows at Lion King, strike and a cast party. I didn’t get home until one in the morning. Being busy is no excuse… so kindness continued. Dispute several late nights and early morning, and what seemed like endless amounts of… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 125 and 126 #bethelight – Day 124 - Today I was a sub. Let me tell you… teachers do not get enough credit. Teachers are not only responsible for the subjects they teach. They are responsible for the well being of the students. They are often called upon to be a nutritionist, a counselor, a booboo fixer, and mediator. They often spend 1000… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 124 #bethelight – Day 123 - I have read some great blog posts lately. Here the thing… I think it is spreading light to leave a comment, share, like, etc. an article that you find helpful, moving, or enlightening. Acknowledge the writer. The writer and many others will appreciate what you have to say. That being said, check out these awesome… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 123 #bethelight – Day 122 - Today I decided to try my best to be a “contagious optimist.” I am just noticing that it is so easy to judge other or to take for granted the people we love… or even the people we randomly meet. It is so easy to get caught up in my own busy-ness that I forget… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 122 #bethelight – Day 121 - Today I stand. Today I stand with the sad and the lonely. Today I stand as a witness that their is hope. I don’t pretend that I understand everything. I don’t. What I do understand is that God knows me and loves me. I can choose to see Him in the crazy things around me… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 121 #bethelight – Day 120 - Today my act of kindness is for myself. Today I will rest. It’s been some long weeks. We could all use rest. I believe that is why God created the Sabbath. I will be writing some too. But that is rest from my usual activities. I’ve skipped a few days of writing because I have… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 120 #bethelight – Day 119 - Wow! Long day. Two shows and a lunch with characters at school today. Today I share nearly $120 worth of wraps/ace bandages. I bought them so that I would have what I needed for my daughter’s foot to be protected during the run of the play. I ended up using nearly everything I bought on… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 119 #bethelight – Day 118 - Today was a great day for service. Helped a couple kids with hurt ankles. Helped teach at school. Helped kids get ready for our second show of Lion King Jr. Helped a great friend celebrate his birthday. Seriously. It was a good day! #bethelight – Day 118 - For the past few months I have been sharing my knowledge and love of theatre with 63 cast members and 16 crew members. Last night was opening night. Last night I sat back and let them take the glory and the spotlight. I am proud of these brave kids. It was a great opening night. #bethelight – Day 117 - Today for my act of kindness and efforts to spread the light I want to encourage you to spread the light. My awesome daughter and son-in-law are adopting a little boy with disabilities. They want to give back to the facility and people who have cared for the little boy that they will be bringing… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 117 #bethelight – Day 116 - I got home late yesterday and didn’t get to report my efforts in kindness. Yesterday I mailed a box of silliness to my missionary. Missionary life can be hard and a bit lonely. I just want her to remember how loved and supported she is. #bethelight – Day 115 - Today my act of kindness is to fill a box of silly things and send them to a missionary. The last time I had a missionary in the field, the current missionary filled the boxes. Well… I can’t really ask her to fill her own box, now can I? When people are far away, serving… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 115 #bethelight Day 114 - Today was Marathon Day for my play at school. Today I spread light by sharing with my cast and crew what metaphor inspiring my in our story. I want them to embrace the royal within them and to remember who they are. I hope they feel more and more inspired each day to fill their… Continue reading #bethelight Day 114 #bethelight – Day 113 - Today… Today… Today I hugged those who needed hugs. Today I cried with those who needed someone to cry with. Today I listened to those who needed a listening ear. Today I gave encouragement to those who needed encouragement. Today I helped kids through art therapy. Today I stood as a witness. Today I was… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 113 #bethelight – Day 112 - Today my act of kindness was the extra hours I put into painting the set with little, and then later, no help. My list is still so long. One more late night to go before I have an audience viewing this labor of love. I am super grateful for Joy (a sweetheart of a lady… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 112 #bethelight – Day 111 - Today I was just me… going to volunteer… mentoring students… writing out my thoughts. I didn’t really go out of my way to do something special or decide to do something kind in advance. I just tried to keep a possessive attitude. I worked hard. I listened. I gave advice. But that is all. I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 111 #bethelight – Day 110 - Today I understood better mourning with those who mourn. I friend at school had to give bad news to her son. It was heart warming to see how she mourned with her son. I did my best to comfort and lend aid. There are times in life when you really can’t take away the hurt,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 110 #bethelight – Day 109 - Today I got doughnuts for my cast and I got an extra box of doughnuts for a family I know. I don’t see them very often any more. I used to see them every day. The little boy, who is now 8, would come to my house everyday while his mom was at work. It’s… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 109 #bethelight – Day 108 - Wow! What a week! I guess several 16 hour days in a row can do a person in. I just woke up. My body is fighting a cold. I may have slept in of the last 24 hours and I am ready to go back to bed. LOL. I guess my act of kindness today… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 108 #bethelight – Day 107 - Ok… I have to admit. There comes a time when you are just stretched too thin to find time to be kind. What I mean is, stretch too thin to find the time to be kind in a specific way or in a kindness project. I’ve had several 16 hour days as I’ve been getting… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 107 #bethelight – Day 106 - Yesterday I looked for a way to spread kindness. I discovered I could help a child in need, a student I adore, and a great cause all in one! Our school is currently holding a fund raiser to raise money for a little girl in our community who has recently been diagnosed with a serious… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 106 #bethelight – Day 105 - Happy Valentine’s Day! Once again we have arrived at that anticipated-day-of-romance-often-dreaded-by-singles. So, in the spirit of spreading joy and love, send something to someone special to someone who is not expecting it! Send flowers to someone who dreads this day. Today, I will on the look out for someone who is trying to avoid Valentine’s… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 105 #bethelight – Day 104 - Today I am going to brag about how others spread the light today. To be honest… I have no idea if I did something kind today. I did help at school. I did run a rehearsal. I did try to smile all day. I did try to listen with real intent to everyone who needed… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 104 #bethelight – Day 103 - Today is full of great intentions. Sometimes intentions are where kindness begins. Today I intend on finding people to serve. I really don’t have any bright ideas. I am just looking to make someone else’s life a little better. Like yesterday… leaving the comfort of my home and the mindless activity of watching the Olympics… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 103 #bethelight – Day 102 - I’ve been thinking. Sometimes I shy away from people when I know they’re having a rough time. I guess I assume I should wait for them to approach me. I don’t want to intrude… I am a private person and I really don’t like telling people about all the things happening in my life… at… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 102 #bethelight – Day 101 - I spent the day servicing. I helped some people heal this morning. I spent most of the day working on the Lion King set and keeping track of costumes. My friend Jeff was gone with family so I covered what he normally does too. I then cleaned the room so it was ready for class… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 101 #bethelight – Day 100 - Today is National Stop Bullying Day. I read somewhere that over three billion students are victims of bullying each year. That is nuts! So, today I will stand up against bullying! Join me! If you see someone being put down or harassed, stand up for them. You can read more on how to help at… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 100 #bethelight – Day 99 - Today I met a former student for dinner and did some catching up. Sometimes the most kind thing we can do is to listen… passing no judgement… and celebrate others. Sometimes that kind act takes letting go of things past and just living in the moment, enjoying thing as as they are now and not… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 99 #bethelight – Day 98 - I was thinking this morning about my day and about what act of kindness I was going to discover today… Then it hit me! Spread the goodness – Let others know you are on a mission to spread kindness and they will be inspired to do the same. OMG! I have been doing that everyday! I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 98 #bethelight – Day 97 - Today I’ve been thinking about how much people love to be surprised with a little treat at work. I can tell you, the kids at school love it! What can you do? Bring donuts or other delicious sweets to work. You will make a ton of people happy. What did you do today to make… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 97 #bethelight – Day 96 - “No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey Giving doesn’t require becoming Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi; we can all find ways of adding high value to others’ lives at a low personal cost. Today I decided to keep it simple… just hold the door open for someone. It was a… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 96 #bethelight – Day 95 - Today I’ve been thinking… there is something about a handwritten note that feels more meaningful than a text or an email. Seriously! In a day and age where convenience trumps sentiment, we long for that one little thing that is personal, that something you can hang one to forever. When was the last time you… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 95 #bethelight – Day 94 - Today I spread kindness by mentoring students in a common interest… tech theatre. I spent the day judging, commenting on, and teaching kids’ entries for a Thespian competition. I believe it is a huge act of service to mentor and share skills and knowledge with the future generations. It was a great day! The future… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 94 #bethelight – Day 93 - I have always associated the month of February with love… I guess it’s the whole Valentine’s day thing. I read this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today: “Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.” I couldn’t agree more! Today I chose to focus on loving… loving people…… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 93 #bethelight – Day 92 - Today I have been thinking about my friends. How lucky am I? I have great friends. I do have to say how much I miss one friend in particular. My friend Jo is more like a sister. She knows my faults and loves me anyway. No matter the distance that separates us, our differences in… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 92 #bethelight – Day 91 - As usual, today is a nuts! It’s finals at school. Kids need help right and left. There is rehearsal and lessons. Seriously! I don’t have time to do something “special” when it comes to kindness. I can go out of my way to be kind. I can be intentional with my words and deeds. I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 91 #bethelight – Day 90 - Today my act of kindness was to help my friend grade… I read and read and read today. The goal is to make grade day at the end of the week go smoother. It isn’t much, but I hope it helps. #bethelight – Day 89 - Today was not my usual Sunday. Today I worked. An organization REALLY wanted their event on a Sunday. Today, as my act of kindness, I gave up my usual Sunday activities in order to allow their event to happen on my stage. I know many would not agree with my choice. Please know, I did… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 89 #bethelight – Day 88 - Today I worked hard. I have decided that doing your best and working hard at your job is actually an act of kindness. So often complacency supplants hard work. All too often, entitlement creeps in and the feeling that we “deserve” something eclipses the efforts necessary to earn our real goals. Perhaps it’s because we… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 88 #bethelight – Day 86 - Today for my act of kindness I went to Kimber’s house and washed her dishes after I had a full day of school, an orthodontic appointment for Lilli, rehearsal, and a small little job of getting some lights for an assembly tomorrow. I’m ready for bed. #bethelight – Day 85 - We are down to 3 people living in our house. Looking around, we have far too many things for only 5 people. Today I decided to #bethelight, do a favor for people in need and give away things we no longer need and no longer wear. So far I have filled 2 trash bags of… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 85 #bethelight – Day 84 - Today I took my daughter to the airport. She is going to serve a mission in Arkansas for the next 18 months. This one is hard. The one kid left at home is super sad… cried and cried. We can email her and snail mail her but we can’t call her. We will get to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 84 #bethelight – Day 83 - Wow! What a long day… work… more work… helping Hannah get ready for a mission. She leaves tomorrow morning, bright and early. I just didn’t get time to blog. Today for my act of kindness I made dinner. Really. I was so tired. I didn’t feel like making dinner, but I did. Not only that,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 83 #bethelight – Day 82 - Did you know that today is National Hug Day? Today’s act of kindness will be to give hugs… lots of them! Go hug someone! Spread the joy! Spread the light! #bethelight #bethelight – Day 80 - Today I am going to make a point of smiling at everyone I come in contact with today. Something so simple can mean an awful lot. I found this video today. I think it’s true. One act of kindness will spread. Let’s spread the light! Join Me! #bethelight #bethelight – Day 79 - I am finding that on busy days it’s hard to do something “special” to #bethelight. Llately, I am not home to bake for someone, or visit people who may not be in my daily routine. I am also finding that I can #bethelight when I pay attention to what is happening around me… when I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 79 #bethelight – Day 78 - When was the last time you told the people you love that you love them? I think we should say I love you more often. Feeling love brings so much joy to a person’s life. Why not wrap yourself up in that feeling? Why not share it whenever the mood strikes? Say it! Say it… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 78 #bethelight – Day 77 - I really was patient yesterday while I driving. I can’t say the same for my passenger. LOL. Today I decided to spread light by offering to help. When you want to help someone, ask: “How can I help?” and also suggest specific ways you can help. First, most people are not comfortable asking for help. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 77 #bethelight – Day 76 - I learned so many things from just listening yesterday. Today I need to go to Salem today. That means I need to drive in traffic. Thus, today I am going to slow down and let other merge today. I’m going to allow others to go ahead of me. Today I’m going to allow pedestrians to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 76 #bethelight – Day 75 - Today I decided to spread light by listening. So many people need listening ear. #bethelight – Day 74 - The Bully Plays are going well! I am so proud of the students I work with on a daily basis. They are truly making a difference in spreading kindness in the world. Tonight is the last full night of the sow. We will get to perform a couple of times next week during our class… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 74 #bethelight – Day 73 - Today I am taking stock of my daily activity. Am I giving to others? Do I have balance in my life? Am I charity minded? I’m working on it. I am finding that contributing to a cause keeps me in the loop of social issues. Right now my focus is education and arts in education. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 73 #bethelight – Day 72 - The Bully Plays had a great opening night. Our audience was bigger than I expected. They seemed to truly appreciate the plays and the work the kids put into work. I believe we were successful in our efforts to spread the message that bullying is not okay and that kindness is where it’s at. I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 72 #bethelight – Day 70 - Yesterday had it’s ups and downs. Days like yesterday mean that your act of kindness truly is to keep your cool while chaos reigns around you. Today, to combat the chaos of yesterday, I am starting the day with an attitude of gratitude. Saying, “thank you” matters. Appreciating the efforts of others matters. Today say… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 70 #bethelight – Day 68 - This morning I’ve been thinking about the song “Scatter Sunshine.” This is exactly what #bethelight is all about! The first verse: In a world where sorrow ever will be known Where are found the needy and the sad and lone, How much joy and comfort you call all bestow, If you scatter sunshine everywhere you… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 68 #bethelight – Day 67 - Yesterday and today I worked on being inspiring. Not sure I succeeded. At least I tried. Today I worked on the show I’ve been working on at the high school. I was gone all day. I’m tired. I didn’t have time to write this morning, so I write now… at 11:00 at night… Today I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 67 #bethelight – Day 66 - This smiling girl was the recipient of yesterday’s act of kindness… look at that smile! And this was before I left a tip. LOL. It was fun to see her face light up when I left the tip and drove away. It was so worth it! Today I’ve been thinking about the things that inspire… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 66 #bethelight – Day 65 - 300 to go… Yesterday was a great day! It was busy! It was long. However, as I looked for the bright side of everything, I learned that I was having a fun day. I hope I was dragging others along for the ride. I started my day by writing my blog and billing out some… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 65 #bethelight – Day 64 - I enjoyed my face-to face interactions yesterday. It is so much easier to truly communicate! When I was a kid I loved to sneak my parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest (it’s a magazine that came in the mail – a definition for all those too young to remember magazines and even “mail”) so that I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 64 #bethelight – Day 63 - Yesterday I did my best to serve, to hug the sad, and to lift the burdens of others. By the end of the day I was pretty tired. Today I continue. I heard about a “Just Say Hello” campaign that Oprah championed a few years back. The idea was to use Skype to reach out… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 63 #bethelight – Day 62 - When I started #bethelight 62 days ago I felt good. I felt like I was making the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time. Working on #bethelight made my holiday season memorable! Recently, I read an old Chinese proverb. “If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 62 #bethelight – Day 61 - As I close out 2017 and reflecting on my year, I am impressed with how differently my year has progresses over the past 61 days. Because I have been looking for way to #bethelight my out look has been changing… a bit like a butterfly. Today I will #bethelight through reflection and sincere gratitude for… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 61 #bethelight – Day 60 - I tried hard to dish out heart felt compliments all day yesterday. It is amazing. People smile. Moods changes. Lights glow from faces. All from little compliments! Today I prepped for my week of meals. Today I spread the light with healthy food. I am working on lightening the load of food prep during the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 60 #bethelight – Day 59 - Yesterday we had fun making memories making cookies and helping with our friend, JenniLynn’s wedding open house. Today is a busy day with a couple dental appointments and I promised my girls I’d take them to a movie. Today I will practice kindness by finding opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 59 #bethelight – Day 58 - Today, while I am still relaxing from a busy school schedule, I thought of a way to spread light… “Tis the season to spend time with people I love! Today we are making memories… making memories spending time together… making memories making cookies for a friends wedding reception… making memories putting away Christmas decorations… Before… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 58 #bethelight – Day 57 - Today I focused on mindfulness. It is clear that intentional mindfulness is a huge part of kindness. When we are mindful, we are aware of how our actions effect others. This awareness leads to greater kindness in general. There is peace. Join me! #bethelight
I want to spread kindness and light all over the internet. I want to spread kindness and light throughout my home. I want to spread kindness and light throughout my community. Why not start a campaign of kindness, a campaign to spread light everyday for 365 days… a whole year.
So… today… this General Manager of the Universe will not resign an activity. Today she will be picking one up. Today she will pick up a new torch, fan a new flame, and begin a campaign to carry light to the world every day for 365 days.
That’s right. For 365 days I want to go out of my way to be kind. Every. Day. I want to live a life fueled by love. Every day I want to choose intentional, unselfish acts of love.
I’m not saying that spreading light and kindness requires me to be the next Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi. It doesn’t have to be something big. Small acts… small lights can make BIG impacts in those dealing in darkness and despair.
Every day I want to make someone’s day BETTER! Flip the script. Live a life fueled by love and service. As I do I know I will find that there is no more room in my life for darkness, despair, bitterness, rage, and lack of forgiveness.
Spread the word!
Every day I will post a simple idea to spread light to others. Every day I will look for the light being spread by others and post about that too!
I know that is a lot of posting… but this blog is about me finding me and finding how I can make a difference in the world. Readers are great. Readers help spread the message of light and of positive thinking. But I write for me… for me to make sense of what happens in my life.
So… if you want to join me, please do.