Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return.
As Justice Girls with Heart Ambassadors my daughters are very active in spreading positivity. They are very excited about Justice’s Spring campaign, “Be Happy, Do Good”. The girls’ spent their Saturday morning doing good throughout the community.
Acts of kindness are a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn how to show love to those in our family, our community and our world… and they’re really fun! I am always trying to teach the girls’ the importance of being kind and spreading happiness. There are so many random things you can do to brighten and lift peoples’ days that don’t cost a thing or costs very little. I’ve noticed when I focus on helping other people, I’m often happier myself and I want my kids to be able to feel the same way.
I guess technically if it’s all written down and thought-out in advance, these acts aren’t entirely so random. Yet, planned or not any attempt to brighten someones day is one awesome thing to do. So first, the girls started with writing a list of random acts of kindness they wanted to perform throughout the community.
My amazing friend over at A Little Leafy designed these cards for us to give out. Aren’t they just the cutest? We printed them out and we were ready to hit the town!
Here are the Random Acts of Kindness we carried out.
1. We taped packages of microwaveable popcorn on Redbox machines so people could enjoy popcorn with their movie rentals. We already had a few packages of popcorn lying around our pantry.
2. We filled a few Ziplock bags with $1.00 bills and hid them all around the toy section of the Dollar Tree.
3.We left a king-sized package of M&Ms in our mailbox to say thank you to our mailman. Goodness knows he deserves it as much as he delivers to us!
4.I had a $5.00 Target Giftcard I received from a previous purchase. Instead of using it, we took it to the Dollar Spot in Target for someone to use.
5. After that we went and bought a pack of baby wipes and took them in the bathroom. We put them on the diaper changing station. You never know when a busy mom may forget the baby wipes! Been there believe me!
6. We left quarters on gumball and candy machines at the Dollar Tree. I know this will make for some happy kids, and probably not so happy moms.
7. We have a Baby and Kids consignment shop in town and I have “money” specifically to use there. So I put $5.00 in a baggie and we put it in the baby section of Target. Hopefully it will be of use to someone.
I loved everything about this experience. Not only did it provide time with my daughters that didn’t involve cell phones, but it taught us all so much. We learned that giving feels good—and that we should do it more often. Remember no act of kindness is too small.I hope this has inspired you to get out in your community, Be Happy and Do Good! So go grab your friend (or sister) and brighten up someone’s day. Have fun!
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