Sunday, February 27, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

This week we decided to do something nice for our school crossing guard. Abby made a stop light card and we added some Chick-Fil-A bucks so he can buy himself some lunch. Notice someone is learning about quotation marks at school. Abby said he was so happy when she gave it to him that he hugged her TWICE. My friend Jennifer emailed and told me about something really cute her son is doing. It is called Ding, Dong, Ditch. Ring a neighbors door bell, leave a bag of candy and kind words and run like crazy. So cute. I love this idea.

My friend Mary reminded me of the the book and movie Pay It Forward. Read it or rent it. You won't be sorry.

Julie shared a great book on her blog called Have You Filled a Bucket Today. Imagine that everyone you encounter has an invisible bucket they carry around. When you do something kind for them you add to their bucket. If you are rude to them you are a bucket dipper. What a great way to teach kids that their actions affect others. A good reminder for us big folks also.

So go forth and fill buckets my friends. Holler back at me if you do and I will share your ideas next week.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Good Read

If you liked this...
I think you will like this...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Goat Hugs

Are You Up For a Challenge?

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

Two blogs that I read have done post this week about Random Acts of Kindness and Paying It Forward. They both inspired me to take action and do something nice for someone. I really would like to make this a regular thing for us. This week we took Moon Pies to the staff at our local library. So I want to challenge you to do something special for someone this week. If you do, please tell me about it. I would love to do a post next week sharing all the ways my readers are spreading kindness and love. For more great ideas check out Unplug Your Kids and Katherine Maria

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Stuff

Lots of Valentine stuff going on here that I want to share...
I received this shadow box of hearts from a student (and her very crafty mom) yesterday and I just love it.
The next two ideas came from this great blog. Love, love, love Abby's little pink Love Birds.

Thought this would be a great card for Abby's teachers.

I made a little Valentine Advent for Abby.

These little magnetic tins came from Ikea.
I have them lined up around the fire place but they would also work great on the fridge.

Each tin has a little love note and sweet treat.

If you can sew - check out what my friend Julie made at Three Queens and A King. I love these so much.
Any Valentine stuff going on at your house?