I can’t believe I’ve made it to day 5!! Its not that I am a super evil person, but acting with kindness in an intentional way makes me think really hard about what I can do. This is not a normal thought pattern for me. My typical thought pattern is more along the lines of how much can I cross off my to-do list before I collapse into bed at the end of the day. (Functioning as a single mom of 3 while the hubs is a travelling can do that to a girl)
Anyway, once again, I have departed from the original list. Today was supposed to be the day to donate time or money to charity. Since I work on a Fridays and I actually made it to the office (First day all week we were ALL healthy) I didn’t donate time. Money was a little tight this week, so I didn’t do that either.
I gave someone a ride into work. Yes, it was a little self serving in that I got to use the carpool lane to/from work on a sunny Friday before a holiday weekend. But, I reached out before I thought of any of those things. I thought it would be nice to give someone a ride to work. She lives on the way, and if we get home sooner than taking the bus, so be it. (Yeah!!)
So, there you have it. 5th day completed. Bring on the next one!
Today was Random Act of Kindness (Day 4). According to the original post, today was a day to bring something sweet to treat your co-workers, a la Valentines Day. Well, the little man and I had a date with the pediatrician, so I sent a bag of cookies in with the older two, who had their Kindergarten Valentines Day party today. Granted the cookies had been made at Christmas time, by my mother, and then frozen, but that just means they were GOOD (notice the capital G?) 🙂
Currently, Im about to spoil my three little valentines with a movie and popcorn after a nice meal of Mac-n-Cheese. The movie is Cinderella and I can’t think of anything more appropriate. A girl who has worked hard enough, is good tempered enough to warrant the attention of a Fairy Godmother. Call me romantic, but in the modern world, I imagine the fairy godmother as a mentor who teaches her how to succeed in business and life in general.
I missed posting about day 2 yesterday because I have become infected with the crud going around. Monday night, I was up till almost 2am with a sick boy, so Tues morning I decided I needed Starbucks after dropping the 1 out of 3 children in the house who was healthy. While in line at Starbucks, I asked what the person behind me had ordered. A Venti coffee or something. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do a RAK. Anonymous and simple. And, yes it did make me feel good to explain to my other children in the car all about doing kindness for other people. How it helps more than the other person, but it also helps us become better people.
Today, Im sad to say, was another day at home, hoping to keep all of us well, the 1 healthy child came home early from daycare yesterday. 😦 So, my random act of kindness was keeping this brood from infecting yours.
Stay healthy my friends, stay healthy
I love this idea! A whole week dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness. And, they were kind enough to give us folks a cheat sheet of things to consider for those of us who are so busy just getting through the day, a RAC might not occur to us. I’m doing this, who’s with me?