Friday, January 11, 2013

acts of kindness

I've been meaning to post about this and after reading about Amber's fabulous link-up, this week seemed like the perfect time to do so.
Being away from family during the holidays is hard. Every year that we've lived in Hawaii, I get the winter blues. Even though it's not really "winter' here.. but you know what I mean.

So anyway, we usually end up spending the holidays trying to forget that it's a holiday.. we go on dates or make a fancy dinner at home. It sounds kind of depressing but I've learned to love it. Plus, it reminds me how incredibly blessed I am to have my husband.

This Christmas, my sweet husband had the idea of making Christmas cards and handing them out to random people. The idea alone made me fall in love with him all over again! And instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, we got a bunch of cash out and stuffed those in the cards too.

So we made pretty cards, put some cash and lovely words inside, and went on with our plans. I had the cards in my gigantic purse and we handed them out to several different random people. 
The look on the elderly homeless lady, the random windshield we left it on, our sweet waitress.. all of the faces that day were priceless. 

It made me happy.

Have you seen this video?
Watch it.

Linking up here:
Manic Mother



amber.m said...

I love this idea so much!!! That was such an amazing thing to do!

Thanks for linking up and thanks for spreading the word!!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea, Jessica! If only more people were like you; you've definitely inspired me!

Andrea said...

That's so sweet and inspirational!!!

MacKensie said...

So sweet. I love this and I love that video.



Alisha said...

Your husband is so thoughtful! Love this idea. I bet those people were really surprise and really happy :)

Happy weekend, sweet friend!
Alisha and Brandon {the blog}

Betsy Transatlantically said...

oh yay that is the sweetest thing! what a lovely surprise for those people :)

Michelle said...

Very nice! Love this idea...

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Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Aww that's SOOO sweet of you!! I love that idea. Love love love!

Janna Renee said...

You guys just made me all warm and fuzzy inside! I love that it was his idea, but I love that you guys are such good, warm hearted people. I feel so proud to know you <3

Shannon said...

What a lovely idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You two are awesome for doing this!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Sweetest thing ever! I think I am going to do this with valentine's day!


Gina said...

Wonderful idea! Way to take what could be a "poor me" day/moment, whatev, and turn it into a touching way to pay it forward. Kudos! PS: Sent over from Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog:-)

Arra A. said...

I think this is really sweet and inspirational :) It really feels good when you send random cards to people :) I, myself collect the letters I've received ever since I was a kid and also send them back cards too. Or just out of nowhere :)


Carla Bonesteel said...

Love this idea! My uncle hands out twenty dollar bills to strangers, but since I can't afford to do that, this is the next best thing!

Terri Herman said...

Eventhough it's after Christmas, this did my heart good to see! Your kindness and generosity is something I won't forget. Thanks!

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