I will Give the Gift of Good to my husband for Christmas by posting 10 acts of Good in his name. This will mean more to him than anything else I can think of. He is such a great guy and will love looking up the challenge and seeing the ripple of Good that happened as a gift to him! PS he is difficult to buy for…so this is the best EVER! I llove you Lloyd! Merry Christmas!
We joined a great community sing- along and fireworks show at the beach. When I wasn’t taking photos of the amazing fireworks I took photos of the even more amazing people…little girls twirling in Santa hats and pink tutus, young lovers having their first Christmas together…then I gave them my phone so they could email the photos to themselves. They were delighted…me too. Merry 16th Christmas together Lloyd!
My son joined in the Good for Lloyd’s Christmas present. We were walking through our wacky Christmas light neighborhood when neighbors offered free hot chocolate – he took the drink and bought their last four Christmas cookies. Just then a little girl came up wanting a cookie – she was crestfallen to see they were all gone. My son gave it to her. Big smiles all around.
I was in a hurry at the grocery checkout. Guests were arriving soon…and I wasn’t ready. The customer ahead of me was pretty grumpy and it only got worse when she realized the checker had forgotten to charge her for an item after she had already paid up. Th crankiness cranked up to an even higher volume. The woman was really distressed and the checker looked so uncomfortable. So…I offered to pay for the item. The checker looked relieved. The customer was still yelling at the checker. Finally the checker said quietly,’Maybe you could just say thank you.’ That totally disrupted the customer’s yelling. She looked shocked. Then sheepish. Then said thank you, grabbed the item and left. I thought I was helping the customer [and myself get out of there faster] but when the checker blessed me several times…I realized I had it wrong all along. Merry Christmas Lloyd!
SO….does it count if you’re really really trying to do a good for a person but the weather keeps interfering? Despite the drought in California, a video shoot to help friends has been canceled TWICE because it was raining cats and dogs and maybe even small elephants. We’re going to try again…but in the meantime I hope this can count as part of my Christmas present to Lloyd…i will get it done…eventually – weather permtting