Friday, December 2, 2011

Simple Pleasures of Kindness

Have you ever caught yourself realizing how months have past without you really acknowledging it.  Time is crazy like that.  It feel like my youngest, who is 3 right now, was just barely born.  Time has just flown by.  I feel so extremely blessed to have such a beautiful family.  I really have been spoiled.  Four wonderful children, a loving husband, I couldn't ask for more then that.  I acknowledge that I have had it so good all of my life.  When I see others in the world who aren't sure where there next meal will come from or where they will sleep it makes me sad.  I want to be able to do what I can to help others.  I think that's why I love teaching children so much.  If I can impact a child's life for good, I hope that will effect the world in some way.  I believe every good deed, every smile, and every kind word given by you can and will change the heart of someone that will in turn make this world a better place to live.  I try to remember that with my own children.  If I can instill in them goodness and love, that will in turn bless them and the world around them.  As time blurs by, make time for the simple pleasures of kindness.  I thought of a few that don't require a penny.  If you think of some post them in comments!

  • When your waiting in a long line at the grocery store, a restaurant, show graciousness by not complaining and making the teller feel bad
  • In the car, show patience and self control as others around you are being overly cautious and slow
  • When your child is throwing a fit, show maturity to not let it emotionally effect you and let the moment be it's moment and then let it go
  • When your getting out of your car and someone parked next to you is blocking the way by their car door, be kind by just waiting in your car patiently, you can even pretend you have something to do until they are done loading.  Then as you get out of the car wave and sincerely smile.
  • Open the door for someone else
  • Get to know the children's name of your neighbors and say hi to them by name when you see them playing
  • Offer to babysit someones kids so they can go Christmas Shopping or wrap presents
  • Send a Birthday Card or just a letter to someone you love by snail mail

I just know if you take time everyday to do simple pleasures of kindness it will make your day, week and years more glorious and happy.  Pass it on!  =)


  1. Good ideas, Heather! And speaking of kindness, thanks for watching our kids last night so we could go to the Christmas concert! We really appreciate it!

  2. This month we are focusing on giving gifts of service to Christ. I put up a poster board at the top of our stairs and decorated it with ribbon so it looks likes a present. We have stickers and little mini bows we add to the present when we give a gift of service, going from a somewhat plain, boring piece of poster board to a beautifully decorated present to give to Christ. To get help brainstorm service ideas, we looked at Random Acts of Kindness and found some fun ideas there. It's been a fun tradition to start. :) Is FHE at our house on Sunday? If so, you'll have to come check it out. :)


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