One day I unexpectedly witnessed one of the most touching acts of showing thanks. I was spending the day with my mother-in-law when she received a beautiful bouquet of flowers. She was so surprised. She couldn’t think of any reason someone would have sent her flowers on that particular day. Silently, she read the note and tears streamed down her face. It was from her daughter on her daughter’s birthday. “Thank you for having me,” it said. Most people are thinking of themselves on their birthday, but she was thinking of her mom. Isn’t that beautiful?
I confess that in the last couple of years I have not been the best at written expressions of thanks. As I wrote earlier in a recent post, I felt like I never quite recovered from having my fifth child. All those things that I had kept so neatly juggled a few years ago have seemed impossible. But I am convicted about this; there are so many wonderful people in my life who I am thankful for and for all the things they do for me. I need to let them know it, not just with a passing word, but with the time and care of a heartfelt note and or act of kindness.
I am compiling my list of people that I want to thank and have also begun fulfilling this goal.
I’d like to introduce you to King’s Hawaiian Project Mahalo.
Mahalo is the Hawaiian word for thank you. You can say thank you to these wonderful charities-
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Meals On Wheels Association of America
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- One Warm Coat
All you have to do is vote for them on www.kingshawaiian.com/project-mahalo.
All charities will receive $10k, but the winner with the most votes will receive $25k.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kings Hawaiian® Project Mahalo. The opinions and text are all mine.