A couple days before New Years I was at Target. A woman walked up and to Russell handed him an envelope and told him that she was doing one act of kindness for each person who died at Sandy Hook. R never really understood what I was doing this past year, but it finally he got it and she really changed his week.
So hear is my advice to anyone who wants to persue their own random act of kindness challenge:
1. There is no such thing as a act of kindness that is too small. You don't have to give someone a $50 gift card or donate a large sum of money to a charity. A $1.00 cup of coffee can change someone's day.
2. Kindness doesn't need to cost anything. The best things people do for me is hold a door open when I'm struggling with groceries and a toddler. It changes my day otherwise I bitch all day about the people who stood there and watched me struggle. A smile is free. So is a hug, opening the door, or taking someones cart back to the curb.
3. Some of the best act of kindness you can do is being kind to yourself.
4. Have a plan. In any given week I would have a plan for at least 10 things I could do. Most didn't happen due to time or scheduling conflicts. Usually 1 or 2 were spur of the moment things that happened during the week that I saw I could do to help someone and jumped on it.
5. If you see someone who needs help do it. If their hands are full and they drop something pick it up for them. Where ever there is someone struggle there is a chance for kindness.
6. Remember your family! Cook your husband breakfast. Make your sister her favorite cookies. Mow your grandparents yard. Do one of your family members least favorite chores.
7. Don't be shy. If you are in introvert approaching people can be hard. There are times where you just need to get over being shy and lend a helping hand, but remember you can also to random acts of kindness anonymously.
Do you have any tips for others who are trying to do a project?