I recently attended a breakout session at the Compassionate Friends conference in Dallas this past weekend that got me thinking…….
As we approach the 3rd anniversary of Elizabeth and the boys heavenly arrival, I wanted to do something to celebrate and honor Elizabeth, Fischer, Ben and Hayes’ lives and how much they have impacted me and their friends and family.
Here is my idea……first Elizabeth would love this idea and secondly the boys would have had fun doing this!
I’m hoping hundreds will join me and go about doing random acts of kindness particularly on Thursday, July 30th. I have created business cards that I will mail to people that want to participate. I have had 2500 cards printed! Could 2500 acts OR MORE of kindness in memory of my daughter and grandsons happen? I believe so. My idea is that you will do a random act of kindness for a stranger to honor and celebrate the life of my daughter and grandsons and leave them with a card.
This act can be something like buying a coffee or meal for the person behind you in the drive through, helping someone with their luggage, groceries, sending a card, tipping someone extravagantly, buying a soldier his dinner, etc. The sky is the limit! Make it interesting and look for those opportunities when you could see Elizabeth reaching out.
As we approach the 3rd anniversary of their earthly departure, let’s light up the world with all the joy and kindness possible!
Who’s with me? Let’s let our lights (and Elizabeth’s and the boys) make a difference. It truly does start with one.
If you want to participate, please send me a comment on this blog, or contact me through Facebook (In honor of Elizabeth Anne Herro Dowdy) and I will drop some in the mail to you!
Below are the cards. I made separate ones for Elizabeth and each of the boys. I thought it might be a great way for children who knew the boys to participate.
Here are the cards (front and back) I will mail to you if you participate:
I hope you join me in making a difference in someone’s life and praying all 2500 cards are requested and distributed! It’s time to be the love in the world and it starts with taking a step.
Please write me and tell me the story of your random acts of kindness……I will share them on a future blog posting.