The Holiday Season is upon us and it’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of material things. Buying presents, wrapping presents, making Pinterest-worthy decorations…all of those things that make our house look good. I have been wanting to do that myself but with the recent event that occurred, it’s important to step back and realize what really matters around this time of year.
My weekend was spent cuddling my 4 year old son and spending time with both him and my husband. We drove around and looked at Christmas lights, played games together at home, went to church and just were together, making it count. My husband and I also spent time talking to my son about counting our blessings and what we can do to help others.
Mercy recognizes the stress we put on ourselves and our families over the holidays. They want to remind us that ‘Our greatest blessing is to see others blessed.’ It’s never been more true than now.
Here are some ideas we can do to help bless others:
– Donate new toys to Toys for Tots or Nurses for Newborns
– Donate food to a local food pantry.
– Bake cookies or other holiday goodies for friends and family! You can also drop them off at a local nursing home.
– Clean out your closets and donate clothing (and especially coats!) to Goodwill or a shelter.
– Buying a coffee? Pay for the person behind you – they just may decide to bless someone also.
– Create a care package for a solider overseas.
Our children learn by our example and it’s so important to show them how we can help bless others. It’a also important to talk to your children about what blessings we have ourselves to be thankful for – the perfect time to do it could be at the dinner table or right before bedtime!
Right now, you can take a moment to pause, list your blessings, and share them with others. Let’s count our blessings together at www.ourblessingscount.com. There are over 5,000 blessings listed on the website. You can click on a snowflake read the blessings of others.
I’d love to hear your blessings or what you and your family does to help bless others!
Mercy recognizes the stress we put on ourselves and our families over the holidays. They want to remind us that ‘Our greatest blessing is to see others blessed.’ One way we can do this is to pause, list our blessings, and share them with others. Let’s count our blessings together at www.ourblessingscount.com.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mercy. The opinions and text are all mine.