I have to admit that #40acts is a challenge. Every day there is something new to think about, and many, if not all of the Acts require changes in thinking or acting, and that’s not always easy.
Day 1 got me praying for guidance on how to live a “generous life”.
On Day 2 I made plans to keep a blanket and some $ 1 dollar bills in my car.
Day 3 was all about helping or doing something in our community. Faith is doing that as well. I am still thinking about who and where to give “extra” support.
On Day 4 I enjoyed an electronic-free day, interacting with several old and new friends at Faith’s spring congregational retreat.
On Day 5 I realized that I know someone in prison, and I have blocked calls from the jail where he is awaiting trial because he is asking for money. I have added him to my daily prayer list, and I have contacted his sister see if I can do anything.
Day 6 made me actively concentrate on what others were saying. I found that it worked really well.
Day 7 made me conscious of differences in the backgrounds and ages of people I encounter. There are things I can do when I am with them. Whether it be in exercise class passing a ball back and forth with an 86 year old or making goo-goo eyes with an eight-month-old as I talked to her mother in line at COSTCO, I can offer a smile, a compliment, or a kind word to anyone. Actually getting involved with someone from a different religious culture or ethnic culture may take a long time, but I am going to look for opportunities.