Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Random Acts of Selflessness

Amy Sullivan blogs about what consumes us and gracious giving.  She asked me to write a guest post because of a comment I had left on her post.  I thought I'd link up with her so you could read it, too!  To read the full post, click here.  Here is a little teaser to get you started...

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. “
Phil 2: 3-4
The Random Acts of Selflessness chart was born out of both biblical teaching and sheer frustration. My two daughters seemingly incessant fighting was sending me over the edge and my own selfish behavior was driving me nuts.
Two forces. One edge. I teetered on the precipice. Enter in the selfless chart. An idea inspired by God to keep me sane.
The basic premise is not much different from the ordinary behavior chart – choose to think of someone else’s needs or desires first and you get a smiley face. After I drew out the chart on some construction paper, I called a family meeting. Around the table we sat – my husband, my six year-old, my four year-old, and myself...

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