March 6, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness

I've been seeing a lot of stuff on the news about random acts of kindness and it's made me start thinking about my own life.  When I started this Lent blog with Angela, it was because we both wanted to "do something" for lent, but we couldn't figure out what.  Giving something up, we decided, was commendable, but doing something was better.  I don't know how we came to the conclusion of writing a blog.  I think it was a natural solution to the ongoing "We should start a website/blog" conversation we'd been having for some time.

Now don't get me wrong, I actually really like doing this Lent blog.  I like taking time out of my life to devote to writing.  That's kind of the issue I've been struggling with this year, though.  Am I really writing a blog for Lent because this is in some way a testament of my faith, or is this a way to get myself to write?  Based off of the content of my blogs for the last two years, I think I've come to the conclusion that it may actually be the latter.

Here's where the random acts of kindness come in.  I was reading an article about a girl who is honoring her grandmother's life by doing 89 random acts of kindness.  She's been talking about her journey in this process online and it's become an inspiration to many to follow her example.  I think that's awesome!  I think it's so awesome that this time next year, I want to come up with something I will actually do in service to God...and then I guess blog about it because I like this yearly blog tradition regardless of what the motivations are.

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