Friday, February 10, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to get caught up in our own little world. In an effort to break out of this bubble and help out others in the process, I’m going to try to do some random acts of kindness as much as possible. I had this epiphany this morning and figured no time like the present to start.

Daniel had his 18 month doctor’s appointment this afternoon so I figured I’d start there. After all, these are the people who care for my children, answer my questions when I call, greet us with a smile even after they’ve been listening to grouchy parents and sick kids all day. They help, they listen, they care, and most of them probably don’t hear “thank you” as much as they should. So I explained to the big kids how it’s nice to do things for others, especially when it’s unexpected. So Isabelle cut and colored a heart (she is obsessed with making hearts!) and we stopped at the grocery store on our way to the appointment. We picked up some cupcakes and cookies and Isabelle proudly presented them to the front office staff when we arrived at our appointment.  They were touched and thankful for the gesture. It took a few extra minutes out of our day, a few dollars from our wallet, but brightened the day for others – a total win.

When we left the office, Isabelle asked, “Who else can we buy cupcakes for?” Good question…good question.  So I’m going to think of little ways to incorporate helping others in to our day to day living. Feel free to join us on our quest. There are opportunities everywhere. We just have to keep our eyes open.

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