Thanks to my incredibly generous coworkers, the boys and I delivered a trunk full of goods to the local Humane Society - dog food, cat food, kitty litter, leashes, collars, etc. Not to mention, combined they donated $285! The Humane Society was the only place we visited outside of our small town, however it's where we adopted our 9 year old yellow lab mix. They are close to our hearts.
Other random acts:
Random anonymous small donations were made, but one was not quite within my budget so I reached out to an incredible group of ladies who stepped up and EXCEEDED the need.
Left a goodie bag for our mailman who is constantly dodging parked cars and, lately, trees to get to our mailbox.
Left a 50% tip for our lunch waitress.
Delivered "Free Hugs and Kisses" (baggies of Hershey Hugs and Hershey Kisses) to several places including where the boys get their hair cut.
Delivered "Busy Baggies" to the local Urgent Care, our dentist, our family practioner and our eye doctor. These were zip lock bags put together by the kids with small coloring books, note pads, markers/crayons and stickers. Kids get bored waiting and many times waiting rooms don't have anything for them to do. Trust me. I KNOW THIS FIRST HAND. :) For the younger kids, we made a "Free Happy Hug" baggie with a flexible toy to play with.
Taped microwave popcorn to the Redbox kiosks with a Random Act of Kindness note "Enjoy popcorn with your movie".
We Frostied it Forward in Wendys and bought small frostys for the car behind us in the drivethru.
We purchased a Walmart gift card and scoped out the lucky one to stand behind in line. When the cashier gave her her total I handed her the card, told her that we were spreading kindness and insisted she take it to use toward her purchase. She was speechless. It shocked the cashier so much she even thanked us twice for making HER day.
We had a care package delivered to my mom, and dropped by with a frosty and flowers in the afternoon.
At the end of all of our errands, we visited daddy with flowers. It was the first time in 20 years I did not cry. Instead I felt a sense of peace.
We ended the day by writing letters to a teacher that made a difference in our lives. They will be mailed tomorrow.
SPREADING KINDNESS - March 20th