Acts of love are choices we make, with our words or actions, that create bridges between our heart and someone else's.
Today I encourage you to practice at least one act of love.
- As you walk through your day, when you see or hear of a need pause, breathe and align with love. Then choose to live out love through your words and/or your actions.
- Simply do what you can, when you can and know that is enough.
- For more encouragement, visit my acts of love pinterest page and read my acts of love blog related posts below.
Examples of acts of love:
- hold the door for someone
- let someone go ahead of you in line or in traffic
- pick up litter
- call a loved one, write an email, send a letter
- offer a hug to someone
- listen to someone without the intent to reply
- have someone over for lunch
- reach out to a neighbor and see if they need a hand with anything
- make a meal for someone
- volunteer at work, school, or in the community
- visit an elderly person
- donate food to a local food pantry
- bless with your excess - donate clothing, shoes, furniture to an organization who helps those in need
- make a meal for a friend, or for a local shelter
- sponsor a child
- donate to help bring clean water to those in need
- pray for someone
It is the little things in life that make a BIG difference
A couple ideas for families...
- Sponsor a child that is your child's age. Our children have grown up knowing they have a peer on the other side of the world with a very different life than theirs. They have corresponded with them via letters for many years and it has broadened their perspective as they continue to learn how their peer's life is so different than theirs.
- Learn what is on your children's hearts. One of our children loves animals, another has a heart for clean water, and another for veterans. Every January we ask the what organization they would like to support, and we donate an amount every month to those organizations. As they get older, they have wanted to do things like hold a collection for a local animal shelter, host a walk for clean water, and we have made care packages for service men and women and veterans. When these ideas come from our children, they are more intrinsically motivated to participate and I believe the potency of the experience sinks into their hearts deeper.
A few resources from my journey to live out love...