Surprise someone with kindness, then say “Share the joy!” Then it’s their turn to do something kind for another.
Discussion point: Ask God who you can serve in a special way.
Bring joy to another family member by doing something nice for them. When they say “Thank you,” respond by saying, “Share the joy!” Then it is their turn to surprise someone. Try to make it an ongoing family tradition. You can do this with your children by having them help make cookies or muffins to give to a friend or neighbour. Pray together and ask God who He would like your family to share joy with through this kindness. Be quiet and allow your children to listen to God’s direction as to who should receive your baking. If you have family or friends who would prefer flowers or a gift of service, this is another way you can spread joy in your community.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”