John, Sara Beth, Callum, Haley, Kobe, and Samuel

John, Sara Beth, Callum, Haley, Kobe, and Samuel

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday 10--Random Acts of Kindness

Anyone who really knows me that this post is right up my alley! 

I just sat down with my family on Saturday night and we wrote out our plans for our annual Random Acts of Kindness marathon that starts on Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas. Sure, we do kind things for people all throughout the year but this is when we really amp it up. There are a lot of hurting people out there and the holidays can be tough! I am linking up with Lena B today and I am going to list my favorite Random Acts of Kindness

BUT FIRST

I want to mention a few of my favorite memories of my boys displaying a heart for doing kind things for others. 

* Once we were leaving our local Wal-Mart. As we left, there was a huge truck collecting canned goods/groceries and Callum asked if we could just give them all that we had just bought and go get more later. Of course, we could. That made me so happy that he initiated that act of kindness.

*Once an older gentleman was in front of us in line at Wal-Mart (again!) and he was in a wheelchair. He was doing his best to reach his items and before I could get to him to help him, Kobe jumped in front of me and began placing his items on the counter and then helped with getting the bags back into the basket.

*Once we were walking out the door of...(yep! You guessed it) Wal-Mart (we spend a lot of time there, huh?) and there was an older gentleman who had a huge bag of change. He dropped it. Coins went everywhere. He looked so frazzled. Without a word, Sam went straight to helping this man pick up all of those coins. We all pitched in but Sam started it. 

Now...on to my favorite Random Acts of Kindess:

1. Some people are not fortunate enough to have the holidays off. Thanksgiving dinners are often missing family members because they have to work. We live near a large intersection with several gas stations. We always bake cookies and take them to the gas station attendants that could not get off for the night and are working on Thanksgiving.

2. Take a basket of goodies and put it on your neighbors porch.

3. Pay for the person behind you in the drive thru.

4. Speak a word of encouragement to your waitress or waiter and leave them a good tip!

5. Be overly kind to the cashier checking your out at the store.

6. Take goodies to an older couple who may not can get out and about.

7. Smile at someone you don't know.

8. Compliment a stranger.

9. Bless your policeman and firefighters with a basket of goodies.

10. Let people in front of you in traffic, let a pedestrian (or two, or three, or four!) walk in front of you, let someone go before you in the line at ...Wal-Mart of course!


2 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS, Sara Beth!! We did this project last year for the first time, and I can honestly say I can't think of another Christmas that was more special. Absolutely awesome thing to do, especially this time of year. :) And way to go, Sam, Callum, and Kobe. What an amazing example you are to them!!

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  2. Love your list of kindnesses. It's obvious your boys have learned from the best. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday 10 this week.
    Amy :)

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Thank you for your sweet comment!