Have you found yourself with more time than usual?
I know in our family, many events have been cancelled, traveling has ceased and ultimately, we are just home more often! This has allowed our family to talk about many things in our lives and our usual schedules.
Things we have discussed:
How will this time spent at home be used to benefit our future?
What can we be doing now that we may not be able to do when things return to normal?
What is the Lord showing us during this time?
And the one I want to discuss on this blog… Right now, how can we bring some value and joy to another person’s life.
With that being said, I wanted to share some ideas we discussed just in case you too have found yourself with extra time!
Community based opportunities
Tip extra when you have food delivered to your home
Tithe more to your church as they are serving this community more
Donate food or clothing to pantries in need
Be kind to everyone, we are all in different seasons of life
Say thank you for anything and everything that deserves gratitude
Greet your neighbors, they may be lonely inside
Run errands for someone who is shut in
Offer your services (mowing, delivery, who knows what it may be right now)
Offer your help if you have extra time to work on a different project area
Bring lunch or pick up lunch for someone else
Have a virtual 5-10 min coffee break with a remote worker
Walk around the office and say hello to those still in office
Send someone a card that is now working remote
Clean up after yourself to help everyone stay healthy
Say thank you and tell someone how important they are to our company
At home opportunities
Make or get takeout for a favorite family meal
Sit down and talk uninterrupted with your spouse
Call your parents and check in on them
Let your children pick the movie for the night
Do a household chore your spouse normally does, or you have been putting off
Clean the box out you have looked at for months
Donate or trash the items that are causing clutter, be thankful for abundance
Play a game with your family, in the house or virtually