Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 83 - So grateful for the people in my life. Thankful for my testimony of Jesus Christ and for my growing knowledge of Him. Today I am thankful people being willing to be flexible. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 77 - Again… I missed clicking publish enough times. LOL. Today I am grateful that my late work day ended earlier than I expected. Today I am grateful for a good chat with my teen. Today I am grateful for baby hugs. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 70 - I am grateful for how rehearsal went this afternoon. I really think we made some great progress! I am grateful that John made me veggies when I had to run back to the school this evening. I am grateful that Lilli is feeling better and better each day. Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 38 - Things I am grateful for today… … a good couple hours of Lilli. … clean sheets. … the Sabbath is tomorrow. … a quiet evening at home. … a phone call from a friend. .. warm tea on a cold evening. Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 28 and Day 29 - Boy! My life! I am looking forward to Christmas break. One more day of work before I can rest! Today I am grateful for the massage I treated myself too. Today I am grateful for delivery… or I may not have eaten today. Today I am grateful Tylenol. Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 1 - Let's be thankful to God 365 day in a row. Join me in thanking God when the sun shines down on us and when we find ourselves weathering the storms of life. Let us thank Him for all His goodness in the good times and in the hard times. Let's thank Him when He strengthens us and when He restores peace. Join me for the next year as I ponder on all of His goodness, tender mercies and blessing - large and small - that He showers on our lives each day. 365 Days of kindness - For the past year I have focused my days on spreading happiness. I worked on being a ninga of niceness. I found that kind acts make people happy, and happy people are nice to others, and the happiness grows and grows. I’ve learned a few things about myself and about kindness along my journey: Kindness… Continue reading 365 Days of kindness #bethelight – Day 362 and 363 - Yesterday was a rough day. To be honest. nothing really went well from the beginning of the day. To get through the day I needed to learn to re-frame my perception… change my perspective. Sometime we make choices that are not the best. Sometime circumstances are not the best. Rather than allowing regret to take… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 362 and 363 #bethelight – day 361 - I was thinking this morning how awkward and embarrassing I often am in social situations. No wonder my teens laugh at me. Then I was thinking of some of the “miss-fits” I work with in the theatre. It dawned on me… rescuing a wallflower is an act of kindness. At our cast party over the… Continue reading #bethelight – day 361 #bethelight – Day 360 - It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this whole “spread kindness” kick for nearly a year. I have decided that KINDNESS is just common sense. All you really have to do is think about what people really need; think outside your own desires and selfishness. Sometimes it’s a lack of funds that keep people from… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 360 #bethelight – Day 353 - Today I’ve been thinking about how letting go is an act of kindness. If you have been carrying around a grudge, it’s time to let it go and forgive them. I know. It’s harder to do than to say. I am discovering that I don’t need the negative energy in my life. Remember that forgiveness… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 353 #bethelight – Day 335 - There are somethings that are hard to hear. I am wondering if it an act of kindness to quietly listen and take them in. Then, I also wonder about the phrase, “the wicked take the truth to be hard.” Perhaps the real act of kindness is to take the things that are hard to hear… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 335 #bethelight 334 and 335 - The last couple of days I have done a ton of listening… mostly to stressed out teens. I am realizing that I am often needed to be a “mom” at school to many kids who don’t get to see their mom or have mom with so many issues they can’t help their kids. However, my… Continue reading #bethelight 334 and 335 #bethelight – Day 333 - This has been an interesting year. I am nearly finished reporting on my efforts to spread kindness through out the world. As I sat through General Conference yesterday, I was struck with the thought that God had impressed upon my heart and my mind to work on this kindness campaign right when he was instructing… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 333 #bethelight – Day 330 and 331 - Yesterday and today were all about serving others. I am learning that serving counts best when you have a good attitude and serve out of love. That is real kindness. I had better work on that more. #bethelight – Day 328 and 329 - Yesterday I served others… even though I was tired. Today I will look for more people to serve. Everyday I volunteer at my local high school. Why do I volunteer? Because I appreciate the hardworking teachers who I work with. There is too much to do for just one person. Today is World Teacher Day.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 328 and 329 #bethelight – Day 325 - I was thinking about this on my way home today. It is an act of kindness to turn off your car if you are going to idle for more than a minute… unless you are at a stop light. It will help save money, lessens the pollutants in the air, and improves the fuel economy… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 325 #bethelight – Day 319 - Today I pulled up to the school and someone was parked in my parking space. It wouldn’t be such a big deal, except the school assigned parking spaces to everyone. If I went ahead and parked in someone else’s spot, then they would need to find somewhere to park. So… I parked by the shop. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 319 #bethelight – Day 312 - I read this quote today… “Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.” – David Mezzapelle Today I worked on having a positive contagious attitude. I used as my inspiration my best friend, Pollyanna herself, Jo. I know life gets her down on occasion, but she doesn’t stay strong for herself. She makes an effort to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 312 #bethelight – Day 311 - Each day I begin the day with a statement of my intention by thinking about all the good things that are going to happen in my day. I actually tell God all about and ask Him to help me see opportunities to spread kindness throughout the day. I think about my friends and family and… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 311 #bethelight – Day 310 - I was thinking today… the act of kindness I could spread today is to be accepting. No matter a person’s race, age, culture, or whatever, accept them for who they are – a child of God. Today I embraced the beauty of humanity and the differences that bring variety to the world. I believe that… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 310 #bethelight – Day 308-309 - I am so tired. Yesterday I worked from sun up to well after sun down. I needed to work on my set at the high school, and all of my family was gone except Lilli who needed to go to work. My garden has done well this year, especially remarkable since I haven’t been able… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 308-309 #bethelight – Day 306-307 - Again… my days catch up with me again. Thursday was a day where kindness meant I sat on the floor and mourned with those who mourned. I could have left them alone. I could have ran around and locked up the building and let them have their space. But I listened to the little voice… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 306-307 #bethelight – Day 299 - I have a fun idea. Next time you fill a punch card at business you frequent, hand it to the person behind you. Surprise them with a free drink, sandwich, yogurt, or whatever. sounds like a fun way to make someone smile… easy too! #bethelight – Day 298 - I need to work harder at this kindness thing. Today I got a little short with my husband as he was trying his best to help me with my big project at work. I let myself get super frustrated. We often have troubles understanding what the other person is saying and I let it get… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 298 #bethelight – Day 297 - Today I attended an Eagle Court of Honor for a young man I greatly admire. I was impressed with the number of people there to support him and the number of people he credited with helping him along his journey. These caring adults willingly gave up their time to help him, and many other young… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 297 #bethelight – Day 293 - Today was a busy day with some work at the high school, lessons, and rehearsal. However, my daughter texted me, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. So I took an hour and went and did her dishes. Sometimes a girl needs her mom, even if she is a mom herself. #bethelight – Day 291-292 - Yesterday and today I worked at my school without pay. I made sure tech worked for their meetings and Professional Development sessions. I do it because I want to make a difference… okay… and I don’t want to spend hours trying to figure it what went wrong when I’m not there. I was struck with… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 291-292
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.