It’s hard to think of one ahead of a time. A lot of our acts of kindness are kind of spur-of-the-moment.
Want to teach your children the important of an act of kindness? We are taking a week to create a family kindness bomb……and I'm sharing how!
Let's be honest, the world? Is a little bit of a scary place to raise kids right now. From natural disasters to our current political climate to the statistics on homelessness to the stories I read about human trafficking…..it just feels like the world our children live in is less innocent than the world I grew up in.
Last week I was chatting with a few of my favorite moms over a glass of wine. Ironically, we were at a charity event to support a local organization that support children who have been physically abused. The conversation turned to our current climate, and we all spent the remainder of our glass of wine talking about our concerns about the world our children are growing up in.
One of the things that came out of our chat? A deep need to DO SOMETHING. To teach our kids that small changes do make a difference. The idea (on my part) that if we all gave just a little each day or each week…..we could create big change in our culture.
Enter, our family kindness bomb. I'm sharing how we plan to use an act of kindness a day to start a ripple effect…..and how you can help with your own children!
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An Act of Kindness: Our Family Kindness Bomb
What's our plan? It's simple. To do an act of kindness each day for a week. Nothing crazy, we have work and school (as I'm sure you do). I'm talking simple five minute tasks that will make a difference to the person who receives them. From leaving a snack for our mail carrier and thank you note to paying for the car behind us in the Starbucks drive through line…….from Saturday October 28th until Saturday November 4th…….Lydia and I will be doing an act of kindness (or more than one) each day and sharing our idea on our Instagram Stories. I hope you'll follow along, and that you'll be inspired to participate in an act of kindness with your own kids (be sure to use hashtag #aservingfamily to share your own acts of kindness so we can see them).
Our big goal? To not stop on November 4th. To continue to participate in family acts of kindness throughout the year.
The best part? We made these cute printables to give out as we complete an act of kindness……to encourage the recipients to create a kind act of their own! You can print this for free (I'm planning to keep a few in my car so that they're always there and ready to be used).
<CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS FREE PRINTABLE>
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Ok, I know. You're swooning over the cute, fun graphic tees Lydia and I are wearing in these pictures. Adorable right? And perfect for wearing while we are working on an act of kindness (full disclosure, I wear mine to work ALL the time… as a nonverbal reminder to the students, ha!). They're from one of my favorite companies, Mama Said Tees. Mama Said Tees is a company founded by two amazing mamas (trust me, read their story HERE) and based on the idea that a company that could spread love & kindness across the hearts of our children. They make adorable tees with message of love, kindness, and inclusion….and run amazing campaigns that encourage us all to give back to each other (their kindness boomerang is an AWESOME idea)!
And now, they're working with me to encourage y'all to contribute an act of kindness. We are giving one lucky family a $100 shop credit to Mama Said Tees (just in time for their holiday releases). So enter away!
Are you planning to work on an act of kindness with your family? Be sure to print out our act of kindness cards and to share on social media using #aservingfamily so that we can see your ideas!
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