Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 19


One of the best things about writing here is hearing people’s feedback.  I don’t even mind when people disagree with me.  When I get an email or a comment I feel less like I’m just over here talking to myself, which I actually don’t mind that much either. 

I got an email sharing some of the ways one family is serving this month.  It was such a blessing to me that I asked if I could share it.  What have they been doing?

Well, they  bagged up and gave away cookies from a cookie exchange; offered to watch a single mom's kids so she could Christmas shop - she was moved by the offer alone! 

And my favorite, they are going to a restaurant on Christmas eve and giving a random waitress their work Christmas bonus as a tip.  Isn’t that great!  I remember getting a $20 tip when I was waitressing and being ecstatic.  Can you imagine the blessing that will be!?

I really can’t think of a better way to spend the month or a more fun way to give.  Thanks, D, for sharing!

1 comment:

Peter and Nancy said...

I'm just catching up on your week of posts . . . I love the Christmas bonus idea! What fun it will be to see the look on the waiter's or waitress' face!

Our whole Bible study ended up donating items to the warming shelter, so we had 6 bags of soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc., as well as breakfast cereal, juice, etc. We didn't end up taking the kids along, though, for the same reasons you mentioned in your e-mail.

I love the ripple effect of thoughtfulness you're causing, Michelle.
Merry Christmas!