#365daysofgiving, random acts of goodness, multiply goodness, #multiplygoodness

#365daysofgiving, random acts of goodness, multiply goodness, #multiplygoodness

Maybe it was the smile of gratitude that filled the rosy face of the bell ringer, or the hope that came to the receiver of a carefully thought out text, or the surprise that lit up the eyes of the man in the truck at the drive-through who had just been told his meal had been payed for.

Perhaps it was the tears that overflowed when someone in need opened a packaged anonymously left for them, or the warm heart that accompanied an unexpected cup of warm cocoa.

Somehow this month 24 days of giving spilled out into 24 days of receiving.

And it’s those on the receiving end that I can’t stop thinking about.

I’ve been on that end.

I’ve experienced days when my heart was heavy, my luck ran out, days when I just simply needed a word of encouragement.

“Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, someone whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression upon us.  In all likelihood, it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed, other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another’s life had been made better.”  (Stephen M. Wolf)

Perhaps it is the memory of those simple acts of caring in our own lives that lights the desire in each of us to give.

In our home we have witnessed miracles this month.

We have been on both the giving and the receiving end.

My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude.

And, honestly, I don’t want it to end.

Every morning, right when I wake up, I roll over and snuggle deeper into my feather bed.  Then, all wrapped up in comfort, I scroll through my Instagram to see what the daily invitation from Multiply Goodness is.

Before I get out of bed I double click on the invite waiting there.

I click to commit.

And thoughts of goodness begin to fill my heart and help me focus my day.

I wonder, what would 2015 be like if we were to continue this challenge?

What if we had the opportunity to participate in 365 random acts of goodness in 2015?

The thought gives my heart the hope of something to look forward to this upcoming year.

Maybe you have loved this journey as much as I have.  Perhaps you have looked forward to the daily invitation every single morning.

Well, if so, we have good news for you!

On this first day of 2015, when you wake up there will be an invitation waiting

We’re about to celebrate 365 days of giving.

Maybe you would like to join us.  Perhaps you could invite a friend.

Every morning look for our invitation.

Then Click to Commit.

Multiply Goodness.

Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Peter Potential: Discover the Life you Were Meant to Live; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and Written On Our Hearts. There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of coconut ice cream, strawberries, and toasted coconut. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores. http://dailyclosertochrist.com/
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