Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Lend A Helping Hand....

I'm reading a book called "101 Ways to Simplify Your Life, by Candy Paull.

It has some good advice. I have skimmed it before, but since Christmas time is a reflective time of year, I wanted to see if I could apply what she says. One of them is to Lend a Helping Hand. To a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, a child, a relative.. Seek out someone to help everyday. Just the simplest things can make someones day better..The law of sowing and reaping says that you will receive what you are willing to give. Don't be shy about asking someone if they need help. It doesn't have to be monetary help.. Not just at Christmas time, but all through the year.

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" Galatians 6:2 NV.

I hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving. we did...although there was turkey and football everywhere I went..lol

I was tired of turkey by Friday night...and still had one more family gathering to go to.... My family was ready for pizza by Monday.....

Tonight, we are going to the Christmas Parade. I hope it's not raining. It looks like it might be clearing up. I can handle clear and cold... We'll bring blankets and sit outside in front of one of our friends house. They live on Main Street and they have an Open house for their friends every Christmas Parade night...We can go in and get warm , and have goodies and Hot cocoa or cider and coffee... then we go back outside on the porch and watch the parade pass.. It's fun , as long as you are bundled up..

I hope all of you are getting in the Christmas mood. I sure am..

Bunches of hugs....


Renie Burghardt said...

What a great suggestion about lending a helping hand!

Have fun watching the Christmas Parade on your friends porch. What a nice get-together.

I'm totally in a Christmas mood already.



LZ Blogger said...

Stephanie ~ I like the idea of simplifying life by helping someone out everyday. I am pretty good about helping out ... but I am NOT so good about seeking someone out to help. However if someone ASKS... I seldom say "NO"! We had a great Thanksgiving Day at our house. We had 16 for dinner. I hope guys had a great holiday as well? ~ jb///

Lisa said...

Sounds like my kind of fun. I hope the rain holds off for you guys and gals. I enjoyed your post.
Hugs. Lusa

Cheryl Wray said...

That's what Christmas is all about in my book...reaching out to other people. Letting people know that Jesus made a difference...that He is the reason I want to reach out and help others. I've got a few projects I'll be doing in service to others. Thanks for the great reminder!

CindyDianne said...

Holiday baking is on the list, right after finishing the decorating and doing some work and oh, doing my real job. And Bible study. And dance recitals. And...

Monogram Queen said...

Your blog is so-o-o-o-o pretty! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too. We sure did!

hippo chick said...

OOOH!! A Christmas parade. That sounds like so much fun. I really love parades. My husband thinks I'm nuts!!! Maybe, who knows?

Hope you have a great week.

~hippo hugs~

Babydoll said...

What a beautiful message!

Mary said...


Not much Christmas spirit here yet. I am FAR behind. With keeping a vigil over Aunt May when she was in pallative care, the funeral and now a terrible cold, I just don't have much done yet.

Love your little Indian maiden peeking out from the tree below.

Enjoy your weekend.

Deborah Wilson said...

For some reason, I didn't eat much turkey this year. I had a small piece and that was it. I hope you enjoy the parade - in my area we don't have them except downtown Marietta and it's hard to get within 2 miles of the place. During warm weather for other events, I usually just park and walk.

I'm passing the Butterfly Award to you, it's on my blog.

Have a good weekend..:)

Lisa said...

We are still eating Turkey up here in the northern part of the state! That could be because I bought several when they were on sale and cooked one the Saturday after
Thanksgiving ( like a big dweeb).
I love your blogscape!

The Sisters said...

Hi Stephanie,
Just stopping by to say hi!
Your blog looks so nice and Christmasy! (;