Friday, November 30, 2012

Balloon Rooms and Serving Others

This past week, when I was in Ohio, I went to the Cleveland Museum of Art. They had a balloon exhibit. The whole room was full of balloons; something like 20,000. That seems a little crazy to me, that many balloons in one room. Still, a pretty great idea. They were all purple balloons. I heard the artist loved that color most. I think he had good taste.

The line for the exhibit was like an amusement park ride. We couldn't wait the hour and a half to walk through the balloon room, but I peered closeby just to see what the fuss was about. Maybe someday I'll walk through a room of balloons. Or have a room in my house with balloons in it. Who knows.

This experience reminded me a bit of a new book by Bob Goff called "Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World." I'm pretty excited to read this book. If you get a moment, watch this video. The museum apparently isn't the only place filling up rooms with balloons.

My friend from bloggy world, Amy Sullivan, has an amazing heart for serving others, and I wanted to share this recent post of hers with you. It's worth reading, I promise. I just had to share: 99 Ways of Serving Your Family and the World This Christmas. 99, are there really even that many to name? Yes, it just goes to show about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, of ways we can share life with people and love and giving in this season, down to taking what seems ordinary and making it not so in this holiday season. Think you have nothing to give? Think again.

You can do a lot in this colorful balloon world.