Last week was BUSY. Little Lewie and I made s'mores Valentines for his classmates ("I wish I had s'more friends like you.") Then we were baking cookies and creating Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) packages for our friends. Since our friends live in all different parts of the state, we had a little bit of traveling to do, so our last package wasn't delivered until yesterday.
Little Lewie and I started celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week when he was four. Similar to now, he would help me bake cookies, put packages together, and then come with me on deliveries. I thought it was a good tradition to start, and now I'm committed to it for life. The goal was to teach Lewie to think about others. It was meant to show him how a little bit of kindness can have a lasting impact. It was also meant to teach him that the secret to our own happiness often rests in how we treat others.
By now, my friends usually anticipate something will be coming to their home during the month of February. Even if it's not a surprise, I still hope the gesture adds some sunshine to their day. Since life is short, we might as well make it short and SWEET.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day and a great RAK week too. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."--Aesop