Friday, February 1, 2013

Share Some Love in February

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Seeing that love is celebrated in February in a big way.  I thought it would be nice to share how we can extend some love too.  It isn't all about hugs and kisses or grand gestures.  In fact if we put our mind to it, we can show love and encouragement in all kinds of ways this month.

Today we are making a Drive Thru Difference at Radio Shine and reaching out to strangers buy picking up the tab whether it is for the morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or beyond.  You can learn more about that effort by clicking here

Frame and gift some cute subway art.  Amy from One Artsy Mom has a fun Love Subway Art piece here

Write a nice note and mail it out.  For the cost of a stamp, you can truly brighten someone's day.  You don't even need to get fancy just share something sweet or maybe an encouraging quote.

Take advantage of your cell phone's texting ability and text some love and let them know you are thinking about them.  Maybe take a silly picture of yourself and send that along.

Give compliments to the people you work with.  Point out their good qualities.  Not only will it make them feel good, trust me, you will too!

Bake or cook someone a treat.  Maybe you could do this for the big game this weekend.  Do you have a friend coming over who really likes seven-layer dip or is known for their penchant for corn dogs.  How about you surprise them with a treat just for their palate.  A great place to start is this link at All Recipes specifically dedicated to snacking.

For those special people in your life make them a love jar.  Fill the jar with some candy and notes highlighting how awesome they are.

Pay attention to your surroundings.  Is someone struggling with a handful of items at the grocery store?  Let them go before you.  Because my son is tall he is always looking to help someone shorter (often myself) reach those items at the top shelf.  If you see the same and are blessed with height, make their day and help them out.  

Show some kindness when you go out to eat.  Maybe bless that server with a little extra for a tip and include a kind message.  As a former waitress, I remember being blessed by several customers who took the time to do that for me.  It was pretty awesome.

Are you a parent of a child in school?  This would be a great month to find out how to contact their teachers and send them notes of thanks or maybe some extra school needs like tissues.  A  lot of teachers reach right out of their pockets for items like this in their classrooms.  

Speaking of that child.  How about some fun printable jokes for their lunchbox.  Alphamom has some really cute animal themed ones at this link.  Of course you can also clip some cartoons from the  news paper too.


  1. Those scriptures are a wealth of knowledge and one of my favorites.
    "Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing"; the Lord really taught me something with this scripture a few years ago. Someone had gotten the "bad end of a deal" and I made the comment "well that's what they deserve" and as soon as those words left my mouth, that scripture came to my mind and I knew God was teaching me something about a patient and kind love.
    Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Isn't it amazing how God works like that. He reminds me daily when I speak a little too quickly. :) I'm so glad you dropped by. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. These are all great. I have picked up people's tabs anonymously before and I like to do that. I like to do other niceties too, but that one always gives me a grin. :)

    1. It definitely makes my day too. :) I love the surprise of it all. We can't afford to do it often, but went we can, we are blessed. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. Hmnn... Kelly! You really got me thinking and getting some good ideas. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    I have followed your blog for a while now and have been inspired by it. I nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award! You can find it here:
    Have a super blessed day!

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  6. Kelly, this is wonderful and heart warming! Happy Valentine's Day in advance :)

  7. I love the first passage! And I really, really needed to read it today. Thank you for sharing it. I've had a rough day with the one I love the most. I know we all go through hard times, and it's good to remember that love will prevail. It will!

  8. Our church is doing a nine month long love project, It's been so fun to love others right where they are. Thanks for sharing.