#bethelight

#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 69 - Today, as an act of kindness,
#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
#bethelight – Day 56 - Now the #LIGHTtheWORLD is all done I need to come up with my own #bethelight ideas and activities.  I am still working on my 365 days of kindness.  The past 25 days made it a lot easier as someone else came up the ideas. I usually don’t like to go to the store the day… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 56
#bethelight – Day 55 -   Jesus taught: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” —Matthew 5:16\ I have been working at being a light for more than 25 days.  I started my quest on the first day of November. Today… today I continue.  Today… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 55
#bethelight – Day 54 - Jesus taught: “Ye must watch and pray always.” —3 Nephi 18:15 Prayer is the simple communication between God the Father and His beloved children. God has promised to answer the prayers of those who humbly ask. I am grateful for the opportunities I have to pray… to strengthen my prayers… to express gratitude through prayer…… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 54
#bethelight – Day 53 - I am sad that I missed posting yesterday… Jesus taught:  “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”  —Matthew 25:36 Some prisons are literal, physical institutions, but other “prisons” include physical and mental afflictions, and addictions. Reach out to those who are feeling trapped and let them know they’re not alone. WAYS YOU CAN… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 53
#bethelight – Day 52 - Delivery day for the food basket we are giving away as a family. Jesus taught: “That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.” —3 Nephi 27:21 No one else has provided a better pattern for living than Jesus Christ. As we seek to emulate Him, we can improve our own lives and the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 52
#bethelight – Day 51 - I have been working at finding ways to spread the light of Christ that fills my heart.  I gave a few dollars to the bell ringers outside a couple of stores.  I gave a few dollars to a girl on a corner looking for gas money.  I am trying to make a difference, even if… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 51
#bethelight – Day 50 - Sometimes it’s hard to choose to be happy… but you can do it!  Yesterday I had a great time with family and friends.  It was happy. Today I will continue the trend. Jesus taught:  “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” —Luke 12:15 Sometimes possessions distract us from appreciating… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 50
#bethelight – Day 49 - Yesterday I worked on cleaning up the kitchen… then I made dinner.  I worked on dishes… then people ate and the sink filled.  I cleaned off my desk… then I filled it with Christmas cards.  Effort counts! Jesus taught: “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad.”  —Matthew 5:12 God loves us and wants us to be happy. We have… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 49
#bethelight – Day 48 - Yesterday was a good day of worship and family.  My son spoke in 2 wards.  We had a fun family dinner.  It was a good day. Today I will work on Christmas cards, cleaning up around the house, and having a forgiving heart. Jesus taught: “Forgive men their trespasses.”  —Matthew 6:14 Allowing anger or resentment to fester… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 48
#bethelight – Day 47 - I cleaned out a few things yesterday.  I helped people where I could.  Today… https://www.mormon.org/christmas/25-ways-25-days/day-17 Today I celebrated the Savior and the blessing He showers upon me and upon my family in church services. Jesus taught:  “Ye shall meet together oft.”  —3 Nephi 18:22 The Lord commanded that His followers should meet together often to strengthen one another.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 47
#bethelight – Day 46 - Yesterday was a wash.  “Life” kept me moving and I struggle to get in the suggested activities.  Perhaps today will be a more successful day. Jesus taught:   “[I was] naked, and ye clothed me.”  —Matthew 25:36 Along with things like food and shelter, clothing is a basic need. It covers us and can keep us warm.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 46
#bethelight – Day 45 - What a day… started early and I just got home.  What’s another 16 hour day? Sorry I am blogging late… I can only move as fast as I can… even at a tortoise pace. Yesterday I took #5 to Burgerville.  Man, she loves her junk food.  Today I let her hang out with a friend… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 45
#bethelight – Day 44 - Yesterday I made an effort to be patent during misunderstandings.  Yesterday I helped someone who was in need of the help to find something lost.  It was a long day, yet it was a good day. Jesus taught:   “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  —Matthew 6:21 There’s nothing wrong with having… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 44
#bethelight – Day 43 - Yesterday I called a sick friend.  Sadly it was about all I had time for.  Maybe I will get a little more wiggle room today… Jesus taught:  “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”  —Matthew 7:12 “Do unto others as you would have them do… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 43
#bethelight – Day 42 - Yesterday I  was so impressed with my nephew.    He saw families sleeping on the sidewalk in 26 degree weather… a 3 year old hopping up and down to stay warm… and sprang into action!  He went to the store and bought all the blankets and coats and hats and gloves he could, went back,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 42
#bethelight – Day 41 - Yesterday I focused on scriptures and worship.  What a stress reliever!    I was having such a great day.  It even inspired 2 fun blog posts.  Click here and here to see what inspired me yesterday. Today… being kind to people I don’t really know.  This is something I have been working on for the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 41
#bethelight – Day 40 - Yesterday was a good day as I attended a fund raiser for a sick child in our community and checked in on a sick friend.  I am more and more aware of the suffering many people are experiencing.  I just need to remember that even a sandwich can make a difference. Today is the Sabbath. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 40
#bethelight – Day 39 - Yesterday I was NOT a bystander.  Yesterday I stood up to defend those who needed a friend.  Yesterday I worked on The Bully Plays at school.  Yesterday I put my arm around a girl who needed to know she wasn’t alone.  Yesterday I helped a girl who needed a little help dealing with a normal… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 39
#bethelight – Day 38 - Yesterday I spent time servicing kids.  I served my own kids.  I served kids at school.  I served kids at work. Jesus taught:  “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”  —Matthew 5:44 We may not get along with everyone, but we shouldn’t… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 38
#bethelight – Day 37 - Worked on forgiveness yesterday.  I am still a work in progress when it comes to forgiveness. Jesus taught: “Suffer the little children to come unto me.”  —Mark 10:14 Jesus loved little children. We can each brighten the life of a child simply by taking the time to show that we care.   I spend a ton… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 37
#bethelight – Day 36 - Yesterday was about honoring your parents.  I went through my day honoring my parents by doing the things I saw/see them do. Jesus taught: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  —Matthew 7:1
#bethelight – Day 35 - Yesterday I served at school… I served at home… I served random people along my path.  It was a good day. Jesus taught:   “Honour thy father and mother.”  —Matthew 15:4 We shouldn’t wait for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day to express our love to our parents. We can show appreciation year-round by serving them and… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 35
#bethelight – Day 34 - Yesterday was a good day.  We ate dinner as a family.  People worked together to make good food.  We made treats to give away.  It was a good day.
#bethelight – Day 33 - Yesterday was about giving the gift of water.  Water to drink and Living water.  My husband and I made a donation to the Humanitarian Fund at church.  I wasn’t sure where to take the case of water we bought, so today we are getting the family together to put together little bags with a couple… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 33
#bethelight – Day 32 - Sadly, I did not have time to stop at the “giving tree” yesterday.  I will need to do that today.  I was, however, kind to everyone I was in contact with yesterday and I made a kid’s day yesterday, that that should count for something. Today, I will work on #LIGHTtheWOLRD again. Jesus taught:  “I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 32
#bethelight – Day 31 - Yesterday I focused on the positive and brought others along for the ride.  I am so proud of the kids that came to callbacks for our next production.  They all put their best foot forward and made choosing SO hard.  I may never be able to sleep!  Seriously.  There are SO many possibilities.  What I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 31
#bethelight – Day 29 - I tried very hard with the listening yesterday.  Some days are harder than others.  🙂 Today I will eat local.  Local families work hard to create a business and support their families.  Local restaurants are good too!  Today I will give the family owned restaurants a little business. #bethelight Join me!
#bethelight – Day 28 - Yesterday I wrote a note to a student.  It was fun to see her face light up as she read it. Today is National Day of Listening. Be an active listener.  It is so easy to be distracted by your own thoughts and your environment when someone else is talking.  When you are distracted you… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 28
#bethelight – Day 27 - Yesterday I made a plan for following the #LIGHTtheWORLD. Today I will be looking for ways to #bethelight on my own.  It’s a busy day… getting back into the groove of school, work, lessons, and the like.  It will be a long 13-14 hour day.  All the more reason to work on spreading kindness! I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 27
#bethelight – Day 26 - Yesterday we started the home decorating.  The mood is so happy around the house.  We still have more to go.  I’m sure we will get to it later in the week. Today is the Sabbath.  Today, as I reflect on the past 26 days, I am realizing more and more just how profoundly I have… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 26
@bethelight – Day 25 - Yesterday i braved Black Friday shopping and took Hannah to get shoes for her mission.  I was a great opportunity to practice patients.  I discovered something new… something amazing!
#bethelight – Day 24 - Yesterday was a good day of eating and family fun! Today is Black Friday.  Today all kinds of people are going to be out and about looking for great deals.  Today is a day to be patient.  Be patient with the tellers.  Be patient with fellow shoppers.  Be patient with people on the roads.  Be… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 24
#bethelight – Day 23 - Yesterday’s activities were fun… all without complaining.  Got Chad’s room put back together with a new to him bed.  Did some laundry.  Fixed the washer.  Did the dishes. Made Thanksgiving dishes. Wrote some blogs.  Taught a couple voice lessons.  It was a good day and I didn’t complain once! Today is Thanksgiving.  Today people will… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 23
@bethelight – Day 22 - Holy Cow!  It is harder than you think to put away your smart phone for even just one meal!  But I did it.  We had guests for dinner so I made sure I put it away.  However, it was hard to ignore the occasional “buzz.”  Next time I will need to be sure to leave… Continue reading @bethelight – Day 22
#bethelight – Day 21 - Yesterday for #bethelight I decided to leave a big tip in a tip jar at Jamba Juice. This man saw me do it and was curious as to why I would do that. I explained that I had a goal to do something kind every day and that today was the day I chose to tip the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 21
#bethelight – Day 20 - Yesterday I attempted to fill my heart with gratitude.  It was my birthday.  I usually dislike my birthday.  It seems like a let down.  So if I have a low expectation it’s easy to meet said expectation.  LOL.  However, I went through the day working on my attitude of gratitude and the day went by… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 20
#bethelight – Day 19 - Yesterday I commented on a few of my favorite blogs.  I love to read the thoughts of others.  I love when they uplift me. Today I will practice saying please and thank you more often… especially for my trials. “And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 19
#bethelight – Day 18 - Yesterday I bought pies.  I don’t eat pies.  I will be spreading the joy forward and dropping a pie or two on some unsuspecting porch.  I just wanted to contribute to the fundraising happening in my school.  The fund raising continues.  Tonight is the Panther Auction, a fund raiser for sports in my school.  Choir… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 18
#bethelight – Day 17 - Yesterday I found it so satisfying to find people to thank, to find the unsung hero…  custodians, crosswalk lady, teachers, secretaries at school, gas station attendant.  I decided that for a larger action I would write a letter to a principle about her awesome staff.  A different school had come to use the stage at… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 17
#bethegood – Day 16 - Yesterday I gave out compliments all day.  It was fun!  However, I did notice that many people were skeptical of my sincerity.  It’s like they never hear a compliment so when they do hear one they think the person giving a compliment is after something.  I made an effort to ensure that I was sincere. … Continue reading #bethegood – Day 16
#bethelight – Day 15 - I just love writing little notes to people.  My heart swells with happiness.  I am not sure I am actually making a difference in the world, but I am sure I am making a difference within myself. Today is a busy day.  I will have to find a way to spread kindness while at work.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 15
#bethelight – Day 14 - Yesterday I used the names of every student… I even used the correct name. hehehe.  At first they all thought something was up because I greeted them at the door and called them by name somehow in the greeting.  I was actually fun to mess with their minds a little.  However, I did notice that… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 14
#bethelight – Day 13 - I admit… it was easy to succeed in ending gossip with me yesterday because I went to church and then I did things at home with the family.  I will have to continue to work on this goal throughout the week. Today… Today I will spread light and joy by learning the names of all… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 13
#bethelight – Day 12 - Yesterday I finished a crochet blanket and I am nearly done with a scarf I am crocheting as gifts.  I have many gifts to go, but I will continue working on my creations and hope that they will warm the heart of the intended recipient. Today my intended kindness is to end gossip. I saw… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 12
#bethelight – Day 11 - Yesterday I wrote a letter to a friend who is serving in the military thanking them for their serving. Who did you thank? Today, I am still enjoying a little R&R and do not have my computer at my disposal. I am having a little difficulty attaching pictures to my blog posts, so forgive me.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 11
#bethelight – Day 9 - Yesterday I tried hard to listen… no interruptions.  It’s harder than you think.  But I honestly gave it my best shot. Today is … I looked this up day up.  I found that it is a day to remember family, friends, and loved ones.  I can’t really find an origin for this day (although I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 9
#bethelight – Day 8 - Yesterday I wrote that I was grateful for my family (I know. Everyone says that), the gospel of Jesus Christ and the bonus of having the Atonement of Jesus Christ available, cars that work, a home that is tailored to my wants and needs, a job and a hobby I love, and good friends.  What… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 8
#bethelight – Day 7 - One week down! Yesterday I didn’t exactly find a wallflower and befriend them.  I did, however, chatted with everyone I came in contact with.  It wasn’t a normal work day, so I didn’t really hang out in a place where there were tons of lonely people. Today, be kind to yourself. Every day write down… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 7
#bethlight – Day 6 - Okay…. alarms are set.  Ready to increase my acts of kindness. Today, today I will rescue a wallflower.  I’ve been that wallflower.  I’ve stood silent on the sidelines.  So, today I will be observant and if I see a wallflower I will go stand by them and strike up a conversation.
#bethelight – Day 5 - Yesterday I listed the good qualities of so great kids as I wrote them little notes at the end of a great run of Addams Family.  These kids are brave, willing to learn, talented, and truly starting to understand the word ensemble.  Who did you pick?  What qualities did you notice in them? Today, in… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 5
#bethelight – Day 4 - Yesterday I thanked my mom for all the work she did for our family while we were all growing up.  I also thanked my husband for keeping the house afloat while I’ve had a busy show run and was rarely home.  How did you do?  Did you thank the people who make home a nice… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 4

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.

Join me.

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.

#bethelight