Do all the good you can, as long as you ever can…

It has been heartwarming to see all the love from people across the world being sent to the community of Newtown, CT. (If you’re still wondering about ways you can reach out or do something, click here.)

I’ve been touched by the stories in the news about people doing 26 acts of kindness as a tribute to the 26 victims in the shooting–making teachers cookies, buying coffee for the next person in line at Starbucks, etc.

The other day, I heard about a man who went into Walmart and anonymously gave $10,000 to pay off people’s Christmas layaway accounts. What an amazing way to reach out and help others at this time of year. (Evidently, one of the women whose account was paid off fainted in surprise when Walmart called her to let her know.)

All of this has reminded me that, even though there is tragedy and evil in the world, there is much more goodness, and light, and love.

And that’s what Christmas is about.

I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas this year. I appreciate the way you stop by here and read, and I’m looking forward to “seeing” you in the New Year! (I’ll be away from my blog for a bit, spending time with Mike and the kids and family, and cherishing every minute of it.)

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. – John Wesley’s Rule



  1. Have a beautiful Christmas my friend. I am so thankful for the One who brings hope when things appear dim.

  2. Genny

    Thank you Barbie! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

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