I wanted to share something with you all that we have been doing, in the hopes of maybe inspiring you all to start doing the same. We are huge fans of Dayna Martin and her family. She is a radical unschooling advocate and has just inspired our family in so many ways. You can follow their YouTube channel here. She has started a series on her channel called Radical Acts of Kindness, where her and her children do random acts of kindness once a week. I thought this was a great idea and decided to start doing this once a week with my family. We all have busy lives. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up and only think of what’s going on in our own lives. Its nice to get out of our own heads and think of others for once. I find that it gives me gratitude.
It can be as simple as picking up trash we see on the ground, or paying for the order of the person behind you at the Starbucks drive thru (that one is really fun).
This week we did something that really touched my heart. There is a website called More Love Letters where you write letters or words of encouragement to people who are going through difficult times in their lives. I read through some of the stories and the one that really spoke to me was Amanda. I can really relate to what she is going through and I just wanted to let her know that she isn’t alone. I told my oldest (4) about this mommy who was having a difficult time and he wanted to paint her a pretty picture to lift her spirits. You can read more of her story and the stories of others on the website. Take a minute out of your day to let someone know that they are worth it and that they are special and loved.
We haven’t been doing this very long and my son has already started suggesting things on his own. For instance, the other day, we were at the library and he noticed some trash on the floor and offered to pick it up. I don’t know about you but this is exactly the type of human being I want my son to be.
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