My favorite of the invitations this year is this week’s: to light our families. The quote from mormon.org/christmas says “Serving with your family can bring you closer together, but serving your family members can bring the light of Christ into your own home. This week, focus on ways you can serve the people you love most.”
I LOVE this quote! We were able to spend two weeks serving those outside our homes, but this week, we get to take that service inside our own homes and serve those we love most.
Some of the ideas for this week include writing a handwritten letter to a family member, calling home, doing family history, etc. There are so many easy ways to serve those in our homes, and it’s easy for people of all ages. I can think of so many ways to serve our families.
One thing I love about this campaign is that every week we get smaller and closer to ourselves. We started with the world, then on to our community, and now on to our families. Next week, we get to work on lighting our own lives.
I am so grateful for my family and the opportunity to serve them this week. As we light our families, we light ourselves more in return. If there’s anything to learn from this campaign, it’s that the small things make a difference. It only takes a second to change a life.