Monday, December 3, 2012

something beautiful: advent calendar of service

I know, I know.

this is supposed to be where I make excuses for not blogging for a bazillion years.

but instead, I'm going to bypass that blogging norm and just get on with something that caught my eye and my heart.

this year my little family is doing its very first homemade advent calendar countdown as we try to begin our own Christmas traditions.

that being said, I know its already three days into December and I'm just finishing up today, but isn't that just so typical of me right now?  I'm severely sleep deprived with a two year old at this very moment asking me overandoverandoverandoverandover again to watch a movie on the computer.

the miracle is its actually going to happen, and last night I found this most perfect advent calendar of service, which I combined with this actual advent calendar (antlers and all!), with these numbers (ten points for whoever can tell me the language used) and this chain of scriptures for each day.  the good news is playing catch up today won't be so tough, because trash day is tomorrow and we're going to hold the door open for someone at the mall across the street right now.

 maybe I'm still a little emotional from the birth and lack of sleep for the past three months, but realizing that whoever also chooses to use this calendar will be doing the same acts of kindness on the same day, all around the world was pretty magical.  like a little army out to do good and be kind.  

and that made me tear up a little.

let me know if you decide to do it (you know, if you procrastinate as I do), so I can think of each of you as we brighten humanity's day.

also, head on over to my sister's design blog for a giveaway today!


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