For the last five years, my 95-year-old mother and I have been helping people throughout our community by doing random acts of kindness. It’s our way of showing our love for Jesus.
We make gift bags for widows, people who are home bound, or just simply living alone. Sometimes we help people in practical ways, like helping a new mom clean her home. We make survival bags filled with snacks, water, clean socks, toothbrushes and deodorant for people in the community or on the streets that have needs.
My mother writes poems and letters and makes phone calls to the older folks in our community to encourage them and let them know they are not alone. One lady who was so blessed by my mom is even making a book of all the things she’s given her through the years.
We’ll usually always help people who ask for any kind of assistance: getting gas, a hotel room or a meal to eat. If we see a first responder, law enforcement officer or trucker who looks like they could use a good meal, we will go ahead and buy it for them.
Right now, I am also building a house for my 38-year-old daughter who has Down Syndrome so that she could be close by, but also have her independence.
We love helping others because God says to love Him first and then to love your neighbor. There’s nothing better than giving a helping hand to others in whatever way you can. You never know the impact you can make through even small acts of kindness!