We've been busy blessing others since my last post on our month of random acts of kindness; have you blessed someone today?
Since then we have:
~ Put new sweaters and a hair dryer under the giving tree at P's school
~ Given all the change I get to P to put into the bell ringer buckets outside the grocery store
~ Delivered a 12 pack of a friend's favorite soda to her along with a giftcard for her Nook to say thanks for all her help
~ Found three little boys while at the grocery store and gave them new wooden cars and fire engines! This one was tricky, two out of the three parents took a bit of convincing; they were very skeptical about why we might want to be giving their child free toys but the one mama we found immediately gave us a huge smile and thanked P and her little one's face lit up
~ Sent a package to a little boy struggling with jealously since his little sister was born. He was in need of a few new shirts and pants (some P had outgrown) and we also sent a new train. His mother said that it really brightened his day. P had a lot of fun making a card for him too!
~ Taped a $1 bill to a local redbox along with a 'enjoy your movie' note. It was gone when I went back to the store that night for something I had forgotten, I hope they enjoyed their movie!
~ Made a special effort to hold doors, let people go in front of us in line to return some items as well as on the highway and at the grocery store. Everyone is in a hurry right now, us... not so much!
~ Delivered a box of homemade chocolate peppermint cookies to one of our local fire stations along with a note thanking them for their service to the community
~ We also popped a box of peppermint sandwich cookies along with a couple other gifts in the mailbox for our USPS carrier, she has certainly earned them this year with all my co-op boxes!
~ I also found two mamas in need on Diaperswappers, a forum I frequent and sent them baby items, cloth diapers and toys we will not be using
~ P also ran a lotto on Diaperswappers asking mamas in need to post photos of their train loving little ones and he chose one to send a new train and roundhouse to for Christmas. The little boy he chose loves ride on mowers just like P does!
I realize some of these aren't really random per-say since we do *know* our mail carrier for example but we have made an effort to think of someone, random or not, each day that would benefit from a smile, a little kindness, thank you or a gift and P is learning so much about giving to and thinking of others!
I'm sad that there's only another week or so left of December... we may have to keep going into 2012!