March is Random Acts of Kindness month! I have decided to perform at least one "random act" a day for the entire month of March. My intention of this "project" is not so much for ME...but for my family. I want my "kind acts" to be witnessed and duplicated by my son and my step daughters. I want them to find themselves not only looking for ways to "do something to make someone smile"....but I want them to do it so often that it feels natural! I want them to feel uncomfortable when they miss the opportunity to be kind and spread joy to others.
"Changing the world....one random act of kindness at a time"....that is going to be my daily mantra. Hopefully it will become a part of their subconscious...a part of who they are!!
I announced my "project" to everyone tonight while we were out to dinner and asked everyone to help me generate a list. Here are the ideas we have came up with so far!!
Bake cookies and give them to our friends
Bring donuts to Max's teacher and classmates
Make cat treats and give them to our feline friends
Volunteer at an animal shelter
Pay for the person behind me at Starbucks
Give a waitress a big tip
Bring coffee and treats to work
Write a letter to Uncle Dave and send him pictures
Leave change in vending machines
Write someone a happy note
Write messages in a bottle or in the sand (we are going to be at the beach for a week during March)
Make breakfast cookies for my family
Make someone dinner and deliver it to them
Offer photograph gifts
Pick up litter
These look pretty easy to do....we'll see how many actually get crossed off the list and how many random acts I think of as each day unfolds..hopefully in the presence of the kids! I will share and reflect on my "kindness" at the end of the month.......