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This past Friday, my most recent contribution to My Joy-Filled Life was published.  Yay!

My newest post was inspired by some of my friends and family.  I’ve gotten a lot of messages from them asking how they can support their local law enforcement.  They’ve said they couldn’t figure out a way to show appreciation that doesn’t come off as bribery, that officers can enjoy without worrying that the treats have been tampered with, and that they could actually get to police officers (since, as you know, they’re constantly on the move.)

It makes me so happy that people have a genuine desire to show their local department some love! But I’ll admit, I struggled to figure out what to suggest.  It can be really hard to think of things that fit within these three limits.

After brainstorming a little, I came up with this list.  I figured if those close to me were asking what they could do to make a difference, other people probably needed some inspiration, too, so I decided to share it publicly.

I hope the list will help inspire others to find ways to support their local departments. This world could use a little more kindness, and those who devote their lives to protecting others definitely deserve it.  Especially in this particular time of darkness for police officers, even the smallest gesture can make a huge difference.

I’d like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” -Elie Wiesel

Without further ado, here’s the post: 15 Random Acts of Kindness for Police Officers

I hope you enjoy it!


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