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Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 14

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 14: Sing carols to seniors. Today’s act of kindness went along with a preschool field trip for my daughter. We went to a senior living community to sing Christmas carols. After the performance (the kids did a great job!), my daughter stayed late to shake hands […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 13

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 13: Hide gift cards at Target. Today’s act of kindness was so much fun!! I took the Act of Kindness cards from my Library Challenge and taped Target gift cards onto them. I also wrote a special holiday note on each one. Then I snuck around […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 12

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 12: Leave $ and notes in library books. First off, let me say – I LOVE LIBRARIES. I love everything about them: the quiet, the sound of people turning pages, the smell of books, even the gentle noise of people typing…all of it! I often retreat […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 11

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 11: Make cards for the sick. Today was another family activity. The kids and I dug out a bunch of card stock and art supplies, and decorated cards for children who are spending the holidays in the hospital. We ended up making ten cards and are […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 10

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 10: Help a teacher. Today I had opportunity to use my talents to help others. Our preschool teachers asked if I would help make Christmas gifts each student could give to their parents. They gave me some canvases the students had put their footprints on, and asked […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 9

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 9: Visit with a neighbor. Today’s act of kindness was inspired by one of my good friends whom I worked with for 11 years! In her honor, I decided to visit with a lonely neighbor of mine. I knocked on her door and asked if she’d […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 8

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 8: Bring more than asked. Today we decided to go above and beyond, and bring more than was asked. To start, my son was in charge of bringing snacks to his classroom. He chose vanilla wafers as his first choice, and since it was his half-birthday, […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 7

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 7: Help a stranger in need. Today I had something else planned, but then I stumbled upon a woman in need. Her car was pulled over on the side of the road and she had two young children in the backseat. I rolled my window down […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 6

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 6: Donate to a church. Today’s act of kindness was inspired by one of the sweetest Southern Belle’s I’ve ever met. In the past, she’s even given her full bonus checks to her church – without wanting any sort recognition. In her honor, my husband and […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 5

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 5: Clean up a park. Today I got the whole family involved! Our school needed some help cleaning up the playground and courtyard, so we bundled up on this beautiful Saturday morning, grabbed our yard supplies, and got to work! I really wasn’t sure how […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 4

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 4: Visit a nursing home. Today I did something a little out of my comfort zone… I bundled up my ten-month old and we headed to a nursing home to visit with some residents (none of whom we knew). We crammed a lot into our […]

Acts of Kindness Challenge: Day 3

Acts of Kindness Challenge, Day 3: Buy coffee for a stranger. Today I was inspired by one of my colleagues who is known for her love of coffee – AND – gift cards. I wanted to do something nice for other people and I wanted it to be anonymous. So […]