Last week I read something on facebook that really spoke to me. It was an article about people doing random acts of kindness in honor of the children and teachers that were killed in the Connecticut school shooting. I love this idea so much. I love that people are taking something horrific and ugly and finding a way to honor those lost with kindness and peace. So the kids and I have started our own tally of acts of kindness. And we are enjoying it SO much!
We started on Yule, and we brought boxes of cupcakes to a domestic violence shelter for women and children. The kids loved picking out the cupcakes! I wanted to make them, but there are ninety people there and we didn’t have time! Plus, I’m not sure if they would have accepted homemade food. Since then we’ve been looking for ways to do good things for others. It is fun and the kids enjoy coming up with new ways to help people, which I think is just awesome.
I posted on my page about this and got some great suggestions from my readers! These are my favorites:
-Paying for the person in line behind you at the drive up window.
-Giving your waiter a 100% tip.
-Leaving a note, scratch ticket or flowers on the windshield of a stranger’s car.
-Shoveling your neighbor’s driveway.
-Tape loose change to a vending machine.
-Make care packages for the families at the NICU.
-Flowers dropped off at a nursing home, ask the front desk to give them to someone that does not get many visitors.
I think this is the start of something beautiful for my family! Are you doing acts of kindness? If we ALL did it this world would be a lovely place!