My kids had been on holiday from school for almost two weeks and it was getting a bit much for me. (If you are a parent you will understand!) I was getting a little impatient with them and I don't like being like that. So, I decided I needed a pick-me-up and the best way I've found to feel happier is to do random acts of kindness! While I was grabbing some last minute dinner items at the store I picked up a candy bar and asked the cashier what her favorite candy bar was. She thought I just couldn't decide what to get and named one she liked. I picked up one of those and bought it with the rest of my groceries. After I had paid and was ready to leave I gave her the one she picked out and wished her a good day. The other candy bar I gave ... Read Full Story >>
I recently celebrated a new kindness holiday: "Give Flowers to a Stranger Day." It's a monthly holiday that a fellow kindness blogger started a few months ago. I didn't let the fact that I'm on a tight budget stop me. I printed off a free note card I found online, wrote a little message on back explaining it was a RAOK (random act of kindness) and taped it to two simple white flowers I bought. Then I gave them to a mother with a young child coming out of the store. It was so much fun doing this RAOK to a total stranger- I can't wait to do it again next month!
You can read more & see pictures on my blog post about it: www.smilelaughloveblog.com/2010/08/flowers-for-stranger.html