With young kids who are so impressionable and always watching, it’s more important than ever for me to encourage random acts of kindness in our everyday life. Whether it is chasing down a teacher in the hall to return some dropped notes or it’s offering a tissue when someone sneezes, there are small acts we can do every day that make a difference in other people’s lives.
In the past few years I have been the recipient of numerous acts of kindness, ranging from someone holding a door open for me when I have my hands full with kiddos to a huge act of kindness that I experienced a year ago that I will never, ever forget.
My family was having coffee with my sister and my kids were kind of restless so they were exploring the space around our table. At one point my son toddled over to some men who were having a serious discussion in a foreign language and just stopped and stared at them, not saying a word. My daughter came over and joined him in an attempt to bring her brother back to our table and not disturb the men, but the older men began to talk to them.