Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Random Acts of Kindness

I got this from Joanne at Blessed, who got it from Mari at My Little Corner of the World. I thought it was really cool. This reminds me of the challenge my friend Carol at Sheep to the Right gave few months ago. If you would like to participate, visit Mari to sign up.
This is what Mari had to say...
Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb 11- 17
Did you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? I'm thinking this would be a good time to challenge you all. I would love it if you would think of some kind thing to do for someone this week. It can be big or small, you can do it for someone you know or a stranger. Just keep your eyes open for ways you can help someone this week. After you do something for someone, write a post about what you did and link to this post using Mr Linky. You may enjoy it so much, that you do more than one kind thing! There are some ideas above, but you may have some great ideas of your own. Please feel free to publicize this on your blogs, but ask people to link back here, so we can see what fun things people do.
Have fun being kind to others!
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"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
Colossians 3:11-13
I have to tell you about something kind my son did today. His teacher has really been encouraging them to do one good deed for someone each day. Everyday we ask him what he did, and almost everyday, he says he forgot. I'm not sure if this means he forgot to do a deed, or he forgot what his deed was. His meds and the epilepsy can affect his short term memory, so we are never really sure. Today was no exception.
When I picked him up from school, I asked, and he said he forgot. We went out to dinner tonight and he and his sister split a large chocolate chip cookie for dessert. I asked my daughter for a bite but she would not share. (She's four and every bit of it). Then my son generously offered me the last bite of his. Then he quickly added "Does that count as my good deed for today Mom?" Giving away the last bite of your cookie... I'd say that counts.

6 comments:

Joy said...

Hi! I enjoyed your blog. I am new to blogging. Check out my blog. What part of Georgia do you live? I was born in Rome, Georgia; my parents live in Canton. God bless you!

Joy

Mari said...

Thanks for visiting me, Amy. Your son sounds like a sweetheart.
My son had a seizure disorder when he was young and was on meds, but he grew out of it. My Mom also had epilepsy. I hope your son is doing well.

kmom3 said...

Sharing the last bite of a cookie is indeed an act of love! Especially one that involves chocolate! My two year old freaks out if anyone ever comes near her plate, so you know you are loved when she actually hands you a bite of something! :)

DeAnna said...

Way to go, Spencer! Cookies, or anything sweet for that matter, are a big deal to share!!!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

What a boy. :) YES sharing your last bite of a cookie is an act of kindness!

Joy said...

Hi Amy! Great to hear from you. How do you like Georgia? We moved to Alabama almost three years ago from Florida. It has been an adjustment. Our oldest daughter is at Liberty University and her room mate is from Greenville. Her name is Allison Horneffer. Sweet girl. Keep in touch!