Small Acts of Trix-Mix
--by Anita, posted Jan 27, 2006
I want to share the lovely feeling of joy on being around a bunch of 4 year olds for whom I was a complete stranger yet felt so bonded by my presence and connection.
Early this week, I offered to do some ‘story time reading’ at a local preschool. The kids and teachers were very excited about it. It was wonderful to be around these incredible kids who all picked their favorite storybooks for me to read. Due to time constraint, I could only read few books but promised the other kids to read them their favorite story the next time. I already made 2 trips to the school to keep my promise and looking forward to more!
I was thinking of ways to show my appreciation to the teachers and staff of an Elementary school that my daughter goes to. I made a small card, tied a bunch of fresh flowers and added a bag of home made cookies. I dropped in a Smile card along with the rest of the stuff and asked my daughter to anonymously drop it off at the school office. She immediately asked me if she could do the same for the school Janitor, Mr. Perez to make his day and feel him appreciated (we plan on doing that next Monday since Friday is their school day off).
To keep myself going, this afternoon I decided to show my appreciation for the mailman. I bought a bag of trix-mix and after putting it in a bag with a hand made card and a "SMILE Card", I left it at the mailbox (community mailbox to keep it anonymous!)