Stories by redrady1 (2 matches)

Homeschooled in Kindness

We homeschool our children so we sometimes have the flexibility of adjusting our schedule to fit in special things. Today, as part of our 'Kindness Klub' we decided we would head out for an afternoon of giving back. Each of my kids chose from a list of kind things that they wanted to do. I ran down to the local store, picked up a few potted  flowers and attached Smile Cards. We then put a few dollars in a plastic bag with a Smile Card.  Before we set off on our mission, we read a verse from the Bible about kindness and said a prayer that our efforts would be well-received and help brighten someone's day! First, we stopped off at the local bus stop. We taped the plastic bag to a post inside the bus stop and quickly left ;) Second, my 10 year old daughter said she had seen a house she wanted to drop her flowers off at.  She directed me to it. ... Read Full Story >>

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Kindness At Second Sight

I watched a wonderful act of kindess today and also learned a very valuable lesson myself. My daughter has been ice skating for 2 years and throughout those years, during the 'Open Skate' session, I often noticed one particular teenage boy at the rink. He always seemed to skating quite obnoxiously. I learned he was on the skating rink's prime hockey team. Then reading flyers and announcements, I found out he was actually the 'star' member of the team and thought to myself: "That figures..." I  continued to view his aggressive behavior coupled with a sense of arrogance throughout this time. Tonight, my daughter began her first session assisting with the 'special needs skaters'. (I am soooo proud of her!) Imagine my surprise to see this boy there, helping out, as well. After talking with the advisor, she pointed out to me how proud she was of that particular boy - because he has been helping out with that program for 3 years.  She said he is her most dedicated ... Read Full Story >>

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