Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week


Hello Friends!  Yesterday (Valentine's Day) started the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week, which runs from February 14 - 20th.  Little Lewie and I feverishly began making cookies last week along with little bags of gram crackers, heart marshmallows, and chocolate for S'mores.  We made a whole batch of S'mores for his classmates, but we remembered to keep some behind for our close friends and relatives too!

As I am typing right now, we are spending the day on a mini-vacation in Vermont, but let's just say as we started driving Northbound through Connecticut yesterday, we made a few surprise stops along the way... Once again, we delivered little treat bags to our friends.  In some cases, we left the bags on our friends' porches and then drove off.  (The goal isn't to make anyone feel obligated to invite us in their home--that would go against the principle of doing something nice with the expectation that someone does something nice for us in return...)

Our five bags were successfully delivered this weekend, and Little Lewie and I can't wait to do more this week...For some ideas, please go to www.randomactsofkindness.org or read the article, Ten Kindness Ideas to do with Your Kids.

Oh yes, yesterday was just the beginning...

Lewie's S'more Valentines for friends and family.  This design came from missiontosave.com.
(My creativity comes from Pinterest.)

A few gifts inside each bag...

Yes, our Valentines and gifts took a few days to prepare, but they were so worth it.  Now onto writing letters, surprising a town service-worker (or two), giving compliments, and playing the "kindness doorbell dash" with our neighbor.  It's fun to spread warmth during this time of year (especially since we've been seeing temperatures in the negative digits; yesterday was 13 below 0.)

Happy Valentine's Day and RAK Week!


  1. I love that you do this! What a great thing to teach your sweet boy! We're actually going to attempt 21 acts of kindness in March, leading up to World Down Syndrome Day!

  2. Looks like fun. I am sure everyone loves these surprises!


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