Can I be honest for a moment? I have been putting off this first blog post for months now. Be it procrastination, fear or a mixture of both. I can't pin point it exactly. I just didn't want to do it. I honestly can't tell you why I was even so afraid in the first place. What will I write about? What if nothing comes to mind? But then again what if I let all the what ifs hold me back for the rest of all time? If I wait until I am ready, I probably wouldn't ever get started. So I decided to gracefully jump right in and write from my heart today.
What is the Sprinkles Movement all about? Well...It's all about spreading LOVE! Simple enough right? I mean think about how our world could be impacted if even just a quarter of us purposed in our heart to be intentional about spreading a little joy in someone's day! Maybe I'm just optimistic enough to believe that we can change the world...one sprinkle of love at a time. Kindness is contagious! Let me note though that its not because I am just soooooo amazingly awesome that I am always thinking about others. I mean I have moments too where I am just as selfish as the next person. But, I do remember a time when life was really, really hard for me and it was the love and kindness of God through people that drew me closer to Him and allowed me to make it through those tough times. The reality is our world is hurting. Everyone is dealing with something. Social media is flooded with sad stories that break our hearts. I believe its all the more reason to do this NOW!
When I was down it was the simple text messages from people reminding me I was loved when I wasn't feeling so lovely. Those surprise visits at work from a friend when my heart was aching and only GOD knew. Or a word of encouragement when I needed it the most. It was the love that I was able to first receive that fills my heart and causes me to want to spread it so graciously to others. Remembering how lonely and unloved I once felt now inspires me to be an advocate for letting people know that they are loved because I believe with all of my heart that EVERYONE DESERVES TO KNOW THEY ARE LOVED!
There is a JOY that you experience when you make a difference in someone else's life. It makes my heart so happy to make others smile, to make life just a little bit easier for someone else. Some of the most amazing moments of my life have happened when I was selfless, stepped out of my comfort zone, pushed past fear and decided I AM GOING TO LOVE TODAY! It is a choice! A lifestyle! Will you join me in this movement? YOU are so LOVED! Let that fuel the fire inside of you and look for moments to be a blessing to someone else. Whether you intentionally hold the door open for someone, return a cart for someone or treat the person behind you in the drive thru to breakfast. The options are endless and the investment is so worth it.
Let your love shine BRIGHT,