So there's this SHINE-Y girl, named Ashley.
I discovered her a few months ago on my blogging quest, and she has quickly become a daily read.
Ashley is always thinking of ways to spread her shine and her latest venture is just AMAZING!
It's the Pass It Forward movement.
Ever since I "met" Ashley I have been more concision to pass it forward.
I have looked for opportunities in the smallest of places, to make someone else's days just a little brighter.
This week I passed it forward.
We made our first Easter donation to the local rescue mission and inside of the envelope along with our donation was a place mat.
You could simply sign your name, or write a little word of encouragement on this place mat.
I chose this verse from the Bible, "For I know the plans I have for declares the Lord, plans of welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
I can only hope that those few words, and one small bible verse would give someone encouragement.
Perhaps it's a fellow mom like myself...or a son, a daughter, brother, sister, husband, wife, aunt, or uncle.
The point is we all go through struggles.
We have all come upon hard times-some harder than others.
Thankfully there are places like our rescue mission to help those in our area who have come upon these hard times.
Everyone we meet is fighting a battle.
Perhaps they wear their battle scars on their sleeve, but most don't.
If I can make a difference in the life of one person, or put a smile on one person's face where there wasn't a smile before-then I have succeeded.
I can only hope that the person who receives my place mat will take those words of encouragement and pass.it.forward to someone else.
All it takes is one person to make a difference.