I have been very fortunate to find an amazing church family in my tiny little community. I worship with fellow Christians who are kind hearted, generous in both spirit and hand all while holding their arms open to the community.
We recently started a new group called Random Acts. The purpose of this group is to do kind deeds for others in our community. Strangers, church members, elderly, shut-ins… It doesn't matter who, it just matters that we take care of each other.
Saturday, since it just happened to be the first of May we chose a May Day theme. We bought enough flowers and pots for 50 baskets! We're an ambitious bunch.
Sheila was given an old wallpaper sample book for us to make the baskets.
Sheila helped Piper and Tucker fill the baskets with candy. Bless her heart… Sheila had to unload candy from the baskets because Tucker was just being a little too generous. They made a great team though.
We each took a box and set out to deliver. I had Tucker and Piper and had to chuckle at their attempts at being "quiet" for the delivery.
They each took a turn putting a basket on a door knob. (This was right before poor Piper took a dive on the steps and fell with the pot. No worries though, she wasn't hurt and we had a replacement pot.)
This day was so much fun. I LOVE this group that gathers. I know that doing good deeds for others makes the "others" feel important and special. But…I have to say that doing these Random Acts does more for me. I feel like I'm doing God's work taking care of people in my community. I'm paying it forward because I know that whenever the time comes that I may need a helping hand this community of givers I live in while do the same for me.
I am truly blessed to be here among these angels.
Peace, love and May baskets!