Dec 172012
 December 17, 2012  Random Acts of Kindness

PhotobucketThis 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

This year little one’s preschool is participating in a food, sock and coat drive. During the weekend at home we went through his closet to pick out gently used coats to donate, then I had him go through our pantry picking out canned goods. As for the socks, I had a few that I bought over the summer on clearance and was saving them for a special occasion. I explained to him that all of these items were going to local families that were in need of food, socks, and coats.


Random Act #2) Collected gently used toys to donate to the children’s hospital

I would normally do this when little one is away, but this time we sat down and discussed how happy another child will be with a toy that he can give away. I explained to him that the toys that he picked out were going to the children’s hospital. He was quite cooperative, and picked out toys he wanted to give out. We dropped them off at the hospital.

Random Act #3) Bought flowers for “Titi” (Auntie) just because

During Thanksgiving we met up with my sister and her family. She lives far away, and this was a special occasion. It was a great opportunity for my son to give flowers to his Titi (Auntie Gladys) to express love and gratitude. Showing him that a simple gift of flowers can make her day even more special.

Random Act #4) Left a thank you note and chocolate bar for our mail carrier in our mail box

Our mail carrier is a wonderful lady and very helpful when it comes to delivering our mail. We left a chocolate bar with a note: “Thank you, Ms. K for all you do!” and a little ribbon on it in our mail box. I had little one place it in our mail box himself and I explained to him that it was a gift for our “mail lady.” The chocolate bar will surely put a smile on her face!

Random Act #5) Put together personal care packages for the homeless

We put together care packages with personal care items for the homeless. We called a shelter in our local town, and sadly enough they will not accept personal care items. I’m confident that we will find a place to donate them.


Random Act #6) Dropped off our shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

We packed shoe boxes as a family for Operation Christmas Child. Little one actively participated in packing 2 shoe boxes himself by picking out the gifts and items that were going in the box. The other 13 shoe boxes I had been packing throughout the year. We dropped the shoe boxes at the drop-off location, and the nice ladies there reinforced to little one this act of kindness of packing shoe boxes for children less fortunate.

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.

I hope you have enjoyed this installment of All Done Monkey’s Random Act of Kindness Series!

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

Discovering The World Through My Son's EyesFrances 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.

Watch for a post this Thursday from Little Artists! You can see a full schedule of the posts in this series by visiting the main Random Acts of Kindness Challenge page.

  6 Responses to “Random Acts of Kindness: Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes”

  1. Again, gracias for allowing me to participate!!!

  2. This was beautiful Frances. So sweet that your little one got so into it and I love that you reinforced it with a book. I’ll have to look for that one.

  3. This is so sweet! I’m sure this inspired lots of smiles. Love it!

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