“Shouldn’t we be showing kindness every day?” A question posted to my facebook page in the middle of a passionate pursuit our family was on to fill 12 Days with Random Acts of Kindness.
Our family chose to turn giving and kindness into a celebration.. and we set our hearts on fire with a vision of spreading the light of Jesus. What an amazing celebration this turned out to be!
Surely, we are to be practicing kindness daily and giving to others when we can, but, I have to say -when we are more INTENTIONAL and focus an entire week to celebrating with others - it is contagious and you just can’t stop.
We became more creative, seeing more opportunities and claiming the moments that we might have overlooked or missed before.
When we teach our children to think beyond themselves and share with others, we are raising a new generation of light-bearers.
Our 12 Days Filled With Acts of Kindness and Giving caught on in our community and spread like wild fire. Hundreds of people from across the country were following us on facebook, we were in the newspaper and our home became a celebration center with stories each night around the table.
The spirit of giving and kindness in a celebration setting is heart changing, and can change the patterns of your days to come.
Considering Kindness and Giving
See Through New Eyes
Give What You Don’t Have
Practice a habit that is hard for you
Becoming less of us and more of Him
Raising children to be other’s oriented
Be kinder than necessary
Practicing Kindness Every Day
Leave wipes and diapers in a public bathroom
Help someone do their yard work
Help change a tire
Hide dollars in the dollar store
Donate books to library
Hold the door open
Leave quarters at a laundry mat
Write a letter to someone who makes a difference
Give elderly the Gift of music or playing of checkers
Call or visit someone who is sick
Leave crayons and coloring books at Doctors office
Help someone whose car has broken down
Help a Child with their reading
Leave a note in your child’s packed lunch
Give away your parking spot
Say some kind words to a stranger
Make some cookies for the librarian
Read to the Elderly
Share an umbrella
Give someone a hug
Donate to your local food pantry
Make/ Give hats to cancer patients
Leave a generous tip
Share A Smile
Visit someone who is lonely
Collect and return carts
Help your neighbors get groceries
Take a friend out to coffee
Send someone an E-card
Shower people with compliments
Thank your bus driver
Help someone carry their groceries
Send a friend a vase of flowers
buy a child at the hospital a new toy
Share inspiring quotes
Wash someone’s car
Visit someone who is sick
Pay tab for someone behind you
Offer free Babysitting
Put gas in someone’s car
Talk with your sales clerk
Leave change in a vending machine
And so the list continues in your own life and as we celebrate giving and thankfulness!
Set your heart on fire this year and make a difference in some one else’s life.