Little people have big hearts. The biggest. I'm convinced.

This is their fearless leader and the official lover of all children's hearts...

She took these running hearts...

To this apartment complex...

Where they hid these, instead of playing the usual games of soccer and duck-duck-goose...

And these small people who are obsessed with the running hearts collected them...

They are joyful...

And beautiful...

And they got to hear the story of Easter from some middle schoolers and their fearless leader.

One of these middle schoolers wrote notes on all her eggs - Jesus loves you, God is here watching over you - I officially started praying today for my children to love like her...

Moral of this story: just because you're small doesn't mean you don't have great gifts to give.

Each Wednesday night this fearless leader takes whoever, from the youth group, who will walk to the nearby apartments. They only have 45 minutes to stay, but the minute the kids spotted us from across the field they were running to tell their friends. When they found out they were going to have an easter egg hunt, they jumped and screamed and ran home to find bags.

Mid-hunt they stuffed their faces with the candy and asked if they could keep it. If they could take it to their parents to share.

And when I found out that all the youth who volunteered to go were in middle school, except one, my heart melted. And so, I sit here crying at way-too-late-at-night, because some young teens gave up their hour of socialization and friend time to hug some kids, to stuff some eggs and play some soccer. And one of those was in high school - and she didn't think twice about whether her friends were coming or not or who would be there - she just went and gave and loved. I LOVE THAT.

We all have five minutes in our day to hug a little kid. To tell our friends we'll be a few minutes late or even skip out on an hour of fun to give to someone else. And if you haven't got five minutes, I know you have five dollars to stuff some eggs with. To pay for the person's groceries in front of you. To buy a meal for the homeless person who walks your street at work.

Give something today. It will make me stay up late at night and cry happy tears. You might cry tears of your own.

Happy April!