Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Five

Ho, ho, ho! Happy Twelve Days of Christmas!

Remember when I mentioned that awesome sermon on Sunday? Let’s go back to that for a hot sec. Mother Teresa is doing her thing, Pastor Kenny is telling us about it, and then he shares this quote with us.

I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor.

Do you know your next-door neighbor?

Kyle and I do not know our neighbors. We have been at our apartment complex long enough at this point to not really have an excuse. We may see familiar faces now and then, definitely familiar dogs, and we know the staff, but I could not even describe the people who live next to us. I’m actually not even sure if it’s “people” or “a person”. I think they have a dog…or two.

Yep, that’s embarrassing.

So, today’s challenge was to get Starbucks gift cards for everyone in our building and write little notes on the envelopes.

Mother Teresa’s quote above might lead you to think that we knocked on every door to hand these out, striking up conversations and general merriment.

NOPE. Introvert alert. Absolutely not. Never would I ever. Go home with that nonsense, it isn’t welcome here.

There is nothing I hate more than when someone knocks on our door (unless we know the person).

However, we did put our apartment number as well as our names on the envelopes. I’m hoping someone will reach out so that we can form a very low-key friendship.

At the very least, hopefully this act of kindness brought a smile to someone’s face. Starbucks gift cards always bring smiles, right?

’Tis the season to do weird things and justify them, all in the name of Christmas!

2 thoughts on “Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Five

  1. I love the tie back to Sunday’s message!! Oh my gosh, this really motivates me to be more intentional with the way I interact with my neighbors. Those small acts of kindness goes such a long way!


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