Friday, December 2, 2016

#LightTheWorld: Jesus Honored His Parents, and So Can You

How did yesterday's challenge go?  I have to admit, it was harder than I thought it would be for us to hand out bags to people in need--not that the actual giving was difficult, but due to the fact that we had a hard time finding people!  The corners that typically have people holding signs asking for help were strangely barren.  We were able to hand out about half of what we prepared.  The rest sit in the car, waiting for the next time we see someone in need. Overall, though, it was a good experience.  

Today's topic is:  Jesus Honored His Parents, and So Can You. If you visit the link, you will find a bunch of ideas on how you might participate.  While all of those ideas are good, you are welcome to come up with your own ideas, too.  

Next month, my grandma will turn 100 years old, so I've been thinking about how to help celebrate with her.  I've requested a White House greeting, nominated her to be acknowledged on the Today Show, and messaged the Deseret News about inclusion in their Centenarians column of the Church News. After filling out the form for the Today Show, I was given the chance to download a special  Smuckers photo, so in case she isn't chosen to be recognized on the show, she still has that.  I used a recent photo my dad took, and I think this came out nicely, don't you?  (And can you believe that young-looking person is nearly 100?!)


My mom is working hard to take care of the details of the party. I've never been to a 100th birthday party before--have you?  I'm open to ideas or suggestions on other ways to celebrate.  I did read that some National Parks lodging is free for those born in 1916, but she misses that by a few days.  :-)  

Could I ask a favor? Would you be willing to send my sweet grandma a birthday card? If you are, let me know and I will email or message you the address. Thank you for helping me honor my (grand)parent!  



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6 comments:

  1. I've actually been to a birthdayparty for a 100-year old. The sister of my hubby's grandma. That family has some strong genes. All the sisters lived to far in their 90's. Grandma got up to 96, her sisters 95 and 98 and the oldest is now 110!!!
    I would love to send your grandmother a birhtdaycard, so send me the adress, if you'd like that? Hope she will enjoy her party your mom is giving her and she can celibrate many more.
    In the Netherlands it's a custom that every 100-year old get a card from the King, no request needed. Would be nice if she could be one of the last few that get to receive a card from your President Obama.....
    Well, good luck with all the planning and looking forward to pictures on the big day!

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    1. 110?! Wow! Thanks for offering to send a card. I'll email you the address. :-)

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  2. When a member of my home ward in San Diego celebrated a brother's 100th birthday they made a timeline for the wall of the cultural hall to show what had happened during his life time. It was truly awesome!

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  3. We just finished ours! Can you send me the address?

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!