Heather's Love Challenge

Virtue #3: Gratitude

Virtue #3: Gratitude

I think we all are familiar with Gratitude Journals. I've used them at different times in my life. They help me to focus on what I am grateful for. For this month, I want to challenge myself to think a little bit deeper so I am using these 20 prompts. 

I am grateful for:

1. Someone in your family that you are grateful for.  (Tell them why you are grateful for them.)

2. An inventor who invented something you are grateful for.

Positive Language - It's Not What You Think

Positive Language - It's Not What You Think

Positive Language doesn't mean using kind or uplifting words. It means saying what you want to do. I really got into this habit with my work with neuro-diverse people and small children, but I think it is really important in goal setting as well. 
Good News About my Medical Health!

Good News About my Medical Health!

It’s been almost 3 months in my challenge to see if gaining more Christ-Like love could help my physical health. I’ve been focusing on the virtues listed in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. I started this journey with patience. This month I added kindness. I’m learning a lot about patience and kindness, and...
Showing Kindness to Ourselves

Showing Kindness to Ourselves

Instead of thinking that I need to clean and organize the whole craft room, I am challenging myself to put away 25 things in the craft room every day.

25 items aren’t very many things in a room that has been used as a dumping ground. I count everything I pick up and put away. That may be a poster board, and it may be a gum wrapper or anything in between. For the first 3 days, you couldn’t even tell that I did anything. I worked hard to show patience and trust that doing a little was better than doing nothing.

30 Ways to Spread Kindness

30 Ways to Spread Kindness

Kindness means looking outside of ourselves. It is about noticing the people around us and being aware of their needs. My sweet son Justin is a wonderful example of this. He is profoundly disabled and he has a lot of challenges, but he always takes the time to say hi,  smile at a stranger, or tel...
Virtue #2: Kindness

Virtue #2: Kindness

I’m curious about the inclusion of the virtue of kindness with the other attributes that follow. I would have said that most of the other attributes are all part of kindness. But it is really nice to focus on each small part, so I looked to see what Kindness actually is.  I looked at a lot of definitions of Kindness. Most of them were similar, but the one that I like the best is this one.

“Kindness is the quality of being gentle, caring, and helpful.”