The events of December 14, 2012 affected me greatly. When I heard about the 26 Acts of Kindness movement, I decided to participate, but I honestly don't have a lot of spare cash to hand out and do BIG Acts. Instead, I decided to do smaller acts of kindness and to spread them out over the course of this year.
I wanted to watch and wait for the right things to come along. I knew that I would find the things I needed to do. I knew that as time went on, I'd certainly be able to come up with 26 Acts of Kindness. I wanted what I did to really matter.
Here it is the first of February and I've completed 5 so far, with another already brewing in my brain.
What have I done so far?
1. Gave a gift card to my son's teacher. My kids' high school is in a very high poverty area and many of the kids come to school hungry. This teacher keeps food in her room(sandwich fixings and more) for the kids. I gave her a grocery gift card to help her out.
2. Sent little packages to a couple of friends who had been feeling down. It really seemed to lift their spirits and it made me feel good to know they were happy.
3. Donated food that I picked up free or almost free with coupons. This didn't cost me much at all, but I know it made a big difference to the people who received it.
4. Purchased 2 extra copies of a book that my son needed for English class for the teacher to give to kids who couldn't get a copy of their own.
5...will update soon!