This is the seventh installment in our new series on Random Acts of Kindness. Each week a different blogger shares about a day that they and their little ones dedicated to committing random acts of kindness.
Readers will have a chance to share their own experiences with committing random acts of kindness on our Facebook page, to be a part of our final series post on December 21.
This week’s post comes to us from Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes, who shares about her Random Acts of Kindness Day in the US. Visit the main Random Acts of Kindness Challenge page for a full schedule of the posts in this series.
Random Acts of Kindness: Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Note from the guest blogger: “This Random Acts of Kindness actually begins with a random act of kindness from Leanna. Yes, your very own Leanna from All Done Monkey! When she started to promote her new series, I was so super excited that I immediately asked her if I can join. However, the series had been in the works months ago, and all of the dates had been assigned to different mom bloggers. Nevertheless, being the sweet & nice person that I have grown to know, she committed a random act of kindness by allowing me to participate! She didn’t have to move the dates to accommodate me; but she did! I was blown away, and so thankful for her allowing me to be part of this series. Thank you, Leanna!”
The challenge was to commit random acts of kindness during a day with your children. After I literally jumped “head first” into this challenge, I realized that I work full-time and blog part-time; so when was I going to have time to do this? Since the weekdays were challenging therefore, I decided to focus on random days for our acts of kindness during the weekends.
Our Random Acts of Kindness Challenge:
Random Act #1) Collected canned foods, socks, and coats for little one’s preschool donation drive
Random Act #2) Collected gently used toys to donate to the children’s hospital
Random Act #3) Bought flowers for “Titi” (Auntie) just because
Random Act #4) Left a thank you note and chocolate bar for our mail carrier in our mail box
Random Act #5) Put together personal care packages for the homeless
Random Act #6) Dropped off our shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child
As a reinforcement to our random acts of kindness I read Franklin’s Christmas Book which has helped little one to better understand the act of selfless giving, and kindness. In the story, Franklin needs to pick out one of his best toys for the toy drive at school, but he struggles with what to give away. In the end, he gives up his most precious toy.
It’s a true blessing to be able to teach our child the gift of giving, compassion and love by committing an act of kindness. Raising a benevolent and kind child begins at home with us setting an example. He’s only 4 years old, and thoroughly understood everything we were doing to bring a little bit of happiness to others with our act of kindness.
Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Frances is a part-time blogger, mommy and wife of a beautiful multicultural familia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a certification in Human Resources. She blogs about discovering the world through her son’s eyes through everyday events, crafts, books, and travel as she teaches her son how culturally diverse our world is.