We went to five different houses in our town--all the individuals were older people in our church, some of them widows. At each stop, we sang several Christmas carols, including a couple of their favorites. We also gave them a poinsettia as a special gift.
The teens did a wonderful job of singing and encouraging these people. Hugs were given and kind words were shared. One lady we visited said, "It's so beautiful--I think I'm going to cry." And just a couple minutes later, tears were coming down her cheeks. She was deeply moved. In our eyes, it wasn't a huge thing to go around singing Christmas carols, but for these older men and women, it was such a special thing that they look forward to and remember for a long time. It was a reminder to me that we can touch people's lives in so many ways, no matter how big or small.