One of the truly best ways to heal your own heart comes so much easier than we even realize! This beautiful time of the year can bring it home to our hearts, but we need to be cognizant of it throughout the year. Giving of yourself, giving of your time, giving in prayer, giving in love and in patience are all gifts that heal a soul. Sure monetary gifts are nice and always kindly received, but there is something so melting to one’s soul to give of yourself.
I know this year will be tough financially for my family. My husband just lost his job this week! Oh joy. However, I love to give and there are so many simple and sweet ways to love others, in spite of not having or giving discretionary funds. Here are a few of the things I have always done and enjoy giving. I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions to use personally and that others might share also. Please leave your comments below and may each of you find healing for a past or current broken heart by giving and loving others! There are so many out there that need YOU. They need your preciousness. They need your witty humor. They need the sweet ways that make you special in their lives. They need your prayers and to know you are really praying for them. They need touch – a huge loving genuine hug or holding their hands can mean so much to someone aching. You may be in just as much pain, and the wonderful crazy part is that healing will come to you too. Win win loved ones!
A few simple ideas to give love to anyone that is hurting:
- Go get groceries for them. If you ask and they are too prideful to let you know what they need/want and poo-poo you off, surprise them and go anyways and pick up some things you think they might like, as well as the basics (butter, milk, chicken, beef, soup broths, bread, eggs). You could call/text/message and tell them there is a “love package” at thier front door or let them know you have something to just drop off or stay and visit with them, whatever works. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
- One of the simple joys I share and you may laugh, but it brings back the child in most everyone, is making a little “love package” of playdough, and a note. I will either pick up a small package of a sample color playdoughs (around 5$) or sometimes just a single color large playdough (Walmart .50 cents!!) and pack it in a gift bag with their favorite type of munchie and drop off to them or will mail it to them. My favorite is to mail it to them because who does not love to get a package in the mail? You usually wonder what on earth and who sent it. Then you wonder if it’s for some holiday you forgot about, but you open it and discover it was “just because ” someone loved you and thought about you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
- Use your culinary skills and whip them up something special or just double/triple your own family dinner and take a “love package” in a freezeable bag or in containers, in case they need to eat it at a later time and they don’t have to do dishes afterwards, but just throw the packaging away.💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
- Take somene that cannot get out and enjoy the things we take for granted. Above is a photo of my Gran Rosie, who is mostly confined to her assisted living home in a wheelchair. My mom and I took her to the Dallas Arboretum for just a few hours to enjoy the flowers! We took my youngest daughter (my most amazing surprise to give birth to at 44 years old!!) who kept us all laughing. In fact, my mom and I had our own humor going on because we had an unpredictable toddler and a 91 year old to be in charge of. It was a special day for all and a memory to cherish forever! Loving gifts we all received that day! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️