Be kind to others. Do a good deed. Pay it forward. Random acts of kindness.
These sayings are everywhere from our Facebook feeds to the holy book. But do they mean anything unless we get up and take action?
That’s what the Being Kind Counts Challenge is all about.
With three pre-schoolers at home, I always try to find ways to incorporate learning about the world into our daily routine. Today, we sat down for breakfast and I asked them what types of things would be kind to do. Answers ranged from “say please,” to “be nice,” and “help make breakfast.” (They’re 5 and under, after all!)
We jumped at the chance to participate in the Challenge. We had ideas ready, but we ultimately chose to help our neighbor by picking up sticks and brush from their yard and landscaping. They began early this morning cutting down a large tree and the debris made quite a mess. Little fingers and lots of energy were just what the clean up job required!
We didn’t finish the entire yard, but what little we did accomplish succeeded in both helping others and instilling a sense of giving to our community. Over time, we’ll do many good deeds and I hope this encourages our kids to volunteer on their own and spread kindness!