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Pass It On Kindness

MAKING THE JOURNEY EASIER FOR ALL OF US

Pass It On! is an invitation to pass on the love and kindness of God – making the journey easier for one another. Write hope-filled #PenToPaper notes. Share encouraging books, blogs and websites. Knit prayer shawls. Introduce Chronic Joy to others.

Here is one thing that would complete my joy—come together as one in mind and spirit and purpose, sharing in the same love. 
Philippians 2:2 VOICE

PASS IT ON • AN INVITATION

We are all created to pass on the love and kindness of God with our unique experiences as well as being equipped with talents, skills, passions, time, and treasure. When we pass on God’s love and kindness, we are making the journey easier for all of us. We have both gifts to share and when we are willing, we are the recipients of the gifts others share. Pass It On is simply an invitation to both give and receive.

KINDNESS → PASS IT ON

A gift of kindness is something that feels rare in these busy days of rushing. Add in a chronic illness or two, and sometimes kindness feels like a lost art reserved for a previous life. Is it possible to revive moments of kindness in our days?

“In this troubled world, it’s refreshing to find someone who still has the time to be kind.” Helen Steiner Rice

What if we, who have been slowed down by illnesses, have been given a special opportunity to be able to share kindness with others? A smile gifted at the medical clinic when others are facing difficult burdens might change the atmosphere around you. A handwritten note sent from the midst of your own heaviness might lift the burden of one who had previously felt so troubled and alone. Or perhaps our load might be lightened if we took time to learn a new craft to share with one less able?

When we pass on the gift of kindness, the joy is multiplied for both the giver and the receiver, because God’s Spirit stirs within us his fruit of joy, chronic joy, in the midst of chronic illness. The gift doesn’t have to be large to be impactful. For whatever we have done for the least of these, as we have done it as unto our Lord, HE blesses the gift with a large love straight from his heart through you to your friend. And he will Pass It On to your heart then too.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

 

HOW TO PASS IT ON

Sometimes all we need is an idea or a starting point to remind us that we can pass on kindness. Keep scrolling to check out the creative ways to step in. We welcome your suggestions, too. So pass then on to us using the form below. We are walking this journey together, and every time we pass on kindness it multiplies.

PASS IT ON • BOOKS, BLOG & WEBSITES

Is there a great book, a go-to website, or a thought-provoking podcast that encourages you in your walk with chronic illness? Would you love to share that resource to ease another’s journey? Through Chronic Joy’s Pass It On program you can!

We will review submissions and as accepted, add them to our website. Pass It On opens the door to community, making everyone’s journey a little easier knowing others have gone before us, blazing the trail and sharing what’s been learned.

Some simple rules: we bend towards encouraging, inspiring, faith-based educational resources. We love Jesus, and while that doesn’t mean every resource on our website is faith-based, it is a ministry foundation. We don’t accept submission about specific medical treatments, products or services, or about specific medical providers.

Do you have a great resource? Pass It On!

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  • Email or message a webpage or free printable guide that you find encouraging.
  • Forward our latest blog post with a note about why Chronic Joy® is makes a difference in your life.
  • How about sending a #PenToPaper note and tucking a FREE printable inside the envelope to introduce us to someone who needs a bit of hope today?
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