Last year for Mothers Day my family asked how I would like to spend my day and my response was giving to others. I feel it’s important to lead by example with our children and doing Random Acts of Kindness as a family is a way of showing them to appreciate other people and the community we live in.
The night before we made a list together of what acts of kindness we wanted to do. Seeing how excited my kids were about it warmed my heart and if they had their way we would have done hundreds of acts of kindness in one day.
Highlights of the day was when we brought the donuts to our local fire station and one of my children handed them to the fireman and said thank you for saving people’s lives. You could tell by the look in the fireman’s eyes how much that meant to him and away he walked grinning ear to ear with his box of donuts! The other highlight for me was when we went to the children’s hospital and gave 15 stuffed teddy’s in a bag to one of the nurses my boys were worried the sick kids would not really get them and asked the nurse to ensure they do so they could forget about being sick and smile.
Going forward this will be our Mother’s Day ritual every year, but we will probably sit down and choose 10 or more new random acts of kindness to do!
For the random act of kindness cards I downloaded them from thumb-lea and laminated them so that the person receiving it if they choose to could reuse it and keep it paying forward.