Wednesday, December 26, 2012

26 Acts of Kindness Link Up

In honor of the lives lost in Newtown and Sandyhook Elementary School, we have all been encouraged to get out there and do #26 acts of  kindness for others. Our friend, Mary @ Homegrown Learners has developed a place to share ideas and thoughts of kindness to help inspire others, with this in mind:

We are NOT doing this for a pat on the back or positive comments.  In fact, I would prefer you NOT to leave a comment on this post.   If you do, please just make it a suggestion of a random act of kindness you can perform for others.  

Also, Amy at Milk and Cookies has created wonderful printable Acts of Kindness cards numbered with the name of a specific person from Newtown we are honoring.

Here are a few ideas to hopefully inspire and get the contagiousness of kindness spread...

  • Write a letter of thanks to a teacher, maybe even one you had twenty years ago.
  • Help your little ones open a door for someone; make this a habit.
  • Take a homemade treat to your local fire station, police station and/or  rescue squad / ambulance service
  • While you are there, gift teddy bears. They are used to comfort children that are in need of their services.
  • Pay for the meal of the car behind you in the drive through line.
  • Leave a generous tip for a waitress.
  • Leave a homemade treat or gift card for your mail carrier and/or trash collector
  • Write a letter of love to someone that has recently lost a loved one.
  • Visit a neighbor or friend that you know may be lonely.
  • Visit your local nursing home. Simply spending time talking to residents makes their day. 
  • While you are there, leave a homemade treat  or bouquet of flowers at the nurses station.
  • Encourage your children to donate items from their toy box to a local charity.
  • Look through your kitchen and closets for items to donate to a local charity.
  • Donate groceries to your local food pantry.
  • Donate whole blood or platelets; shortages are common.
  • Wave someone in with a smile to the parking place you were waiting on.
  • Visit your local animal shelter with gifts of dog and/or cat food. Ask if there is something you and your children can do while you are there to help out.
  • Send a gift to a soldier.
  • When you feel led to do an act of kindness, listen to your heart and DO IT!
Won't you link up  and share your ideas and thoughts with us?


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