"Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious life lost. An act of kindness big or small. Are you in?" -Ann CurryOver the next few weeks our family will be participating in 26 Acts of Kindness movement. Our goal here isn't too toot our own horns, but to inspire others to grow in their own generosity. Please join us in committing 26 random acts of kindness.
We are using these printable cards created by Amy Stults of Milk and Cookies blog. The idea for this link up came from Mary Prather at Homegrown Learners blog. (Thanks ladies for your ideas and creativity!) The idea is to give one card with the act of kindness.
This link-up is in honor the children of Newtwon and Sandyhook Elementary School.
We are NOT doing this for a pat on the back or positive comments. If you do, please just make it a suggestion of a random act of kindness you can perform for others.
- Buy a book for a daycare or school
- Give a bag of groceries to an elderly neighbor or homeless person.
- Let the person behind you in line at the store go ahead of you.
- Leave a treat or handmade note of thanks for a delivery person or mail carrier.
- Take dog or cat food or clay litter to the local animal shelter
- Take cookies to the Fire Department
- Donate teddy bears to the Fire Department
- Take crayons and coloring books for the hospital waiting room
- Bring neighbor's trash cans back from the curb
- Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor
- Offer a couple of hours of babysitting to a single mom
- Give carepacks (soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc) to the homeless
- Donate clothing to a domestic violence shelter
- Help someone with their yard work
- Write a letter to someone who made a difference in your life
- Send flowers to someone
- Make cards for nursing home residents and deliver them.
- Hold the door open for a stranger
- Post a list of random kind acts in a public place (to inspire others!)
- Pay the toll for the car behind you (have the toll booth worker hand the Kindness card to the driver)
- Clean house for a friend or family member.
- Tape ziplock baggies with quarters to vending machines.
- Take care packages to new moms in the maternity ward or birthing centers.
- Pack a movie-night box (movie rental card, popcorn, soft drinks, movie candy) and leave it on someone’s doorstep.