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Light, Love, Hope

Light in the Darkness Surrounded by Love with Hope for those in need.


Shirley is the proud mother of two beautiful young ladies. She enjoys spending time with them on their ranch in the deep South with their three paint horses. Always looking for an adventure, she looks forward to hikes in the mountains chasing waterfalls, or scouring the coast for beautiful lighthouses! Shirley writes to encourage others and often times shares things that motivate and inspire her. She believes in living life to the fullest because no one is promised the gift of another day. Join her as we honor our bodies, minds, hearts, souls, and our Almighty Creator, God above!


  1. Ceil
    July 8, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    Hi Shirley! What a great idea. I always read about people who pay for the car behind them at McDonalds, and I think “Why don’t I do stuff like that?” Probably because I am not reminded enough, so you have done that for me today. Thank you!

    Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we all practiced smiling? or did a good deed not wanting to be repaid in some way? I want to be a part of that.
    Hoping to bless someone today,


    • Shirley
      July 9, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

      Ceil, you already did … you blessed me with what you wrote. Thank you for that. I appreciate you taking the time to comment as it just thrills my heart reading them! I would love to see a sort of “movement” in this regard to where people all over the world engage in some Random Act of Kindness throughout their day – imagine the impact this would have every where! I want to be a part of that, too. We’re just two people, but we can make a difference. I know there are others who are already doing this and more that are thinking of doing the same now. Together we can make a difference, one person and life at a time!


  2. Lisa
    July 8, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    This is a great reminder! I keep meaning to write a few cards and get them in the mail, but always seem to forget or think of something else to do. I’ll be doing this when I get home tonight so they can go out in the mail tomorrow. Thanks for posting this!


    • Shirley
      July 9, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

      This made me smile, Lisa. I know the recipients will be so happy to receive your cards and for you taking the time to do this. You will bless their hearts and souls with your words, I just know it.


  3. Alli
    July 9, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    What a great idea! When I’m in the check out lane at the grocery store or department store and I notice that the clerk is in a bad mood, tired, etc. I go out of my way to smile and talk to them. Most times, by the end of my transaction, the clerk will be smiling and laughing.


    • Shirley
      July 9, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

      I love doing this, too, Alli. If I encounter one that is a wee bit stubborn and determined to stay stuck in their bad mood, I do try harder with them. I would like them smiling before our transaction is finished. Even if it takes a little more, normally people will come around and appreciate your extra efforts to brighten their day. It’s worth it!


  4. aimee fauci
    July 9, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    True and true… handwritten letters are few and far between. There is one person out there that I would love to get a ‘i’m sorry’ letter from …. but that will never happen.


    • Shirley
      July 9, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

      Maybe one day, Aimee. Just pray for them in the meantime. Something magical happens when we pray for others that have offended or hurt us. It does not change their offense or their ways, but it changes our hearts. Forgiveness allows us to be released from resentment, hurt, and anger.


  5. Shirley Wood
    July 9, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    What a timely post! I just mailed a card to an old friend with some encouraging words. We should all seek out opportunities to do RAC anytime we are out and about.
    My husband and I like to give our shopping cart away at Aldi rather than replace it for our quarter back. It is a simple thing but still nice.


    • Shirley
      July 9, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

      Hi Shirley (Love the name, by the way … lol We are good people!) I love what you and your husband do for others! No act of kindness goes unnoticed. Keep up the good work and continue loving on those around you.


  6. FabEllis
    July 9, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

    This is awesome! I try to do random acts of kindness regularly but I definitely want to do more. Thank you for the reminder!


    • Shirley
      July 10, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

      Thank you! I know you bless people’s hearts and lives with each Random Act of Kindness that you do. Keep up the good work!


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