Kindness in Action

Just a short post-Thanksgiving post…

I spent a part of Small Business Saturday at a charming indie bookstore – Wheatgrass Books – in Livingston, Montana (fictional setting for Carry Me Home), where kids doing community service work were busy making origami paper cranes. They were part of a donation event to send Blessing Bags with handwarmers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. to the town’s Warming Center. The cranes are to go with the Bags.

Here’s a pic of the kids hard at work:


This was such a wonderful thing for me to witness, as these kids gave up part of a Saturday to consider an aspect of homelessness and the small things we can do.

And this morning I was delighted to be recording a podcast with Jed Doherty on Reading With Your Kids. Jed is thoughtful and generous, and I loved our discussion of Carry Me Home. He’s posting the podcast on December 23rd, as he thinks it is appropriate for the season. I’ll be sure and share the link.

Be well and try to enjoy this season of sharing, community, family, and joy.