For Advent, my very religious mom used to write good deeds on tiny scraps of paper. She would put them in a fish bowl.
Then, every night during Advent, all 5 kids lined up to pick our deed out of a fishbowl. The next day we actually did the practice, and then we would talk about our action at dinner.
So this year, instead of Elf on a Shelf or Advent gifts, we continue our family tradition of Advent Practices.
We put our advent practices in envelopes up on the playroom door. Every day, one of these two kids take an envelope off the door and read it out loud. Every day, we do one of these actions that, in a very broad way, “make the world a better place.”
Find a country on the globe and learn an interesting fact about it
Choose 1 toy to give away
Talk to someone new today
Eat a new fruit today
All of this is to say that this week, one of our good deeds was to write a poem about something beautiful. And that’s what I’m sharing with you today.
A Poem About Somethings Beautiful
Inside her sleeping palm
Between her thinking brows
His broad shoulders as he
Your arm thrown around my shaking shoulders
Happy poetry Friday!
Happy Advent Practices to everyone!