A little more kindness… definitely something I think the whole world could use right now.
The juggle is real my friends, and I know we’re pretty much all in the same boat! I’ve been getting creative this week trying to juggle all the things – and amidst this, the boys and I have been using about 30 minutes each day to brainstorm ways we can make other people smile.
I want to preface this by saying, I’m a big believer in and proponent for doing something nice for someone without blasting it all over the place in search of recognition. Doing that is actually one of my pet peeves, because I think there is a big difference between doing something out of the kindness of your heart, and doing something so a sea of social media friends will applaud you. However, I know we are all grasping for some simple ways we can brighten the days and weeks ahead and my hope is that sharing the little things I’m doing with my kiddos will inspire you to take a few minutes a day to do the same.
Today’s project: Kindness Confetti
Here’s what you need:
- Paper (we used colorful cardstock we had on hand)
- Crayons and/or markers
To kick off the kindness confetti project, I’d encourage you to brainstorm some things with your kids. I asked mine, “what would make you smile?” and we came up with a list of different phrases. Here are a few they came up with to get you started…
- You are amazing
- Have a nice day
- The world needs more people like you
- Look on the bright side
- Kindness matters
- You’re beautiful
- You matter
Since I have 3 boys, I gave them each a couple jobs. Here are the steps:
- Cut paper into 1×1 squares
- Label envelopes
- Write messages on paper squares
- Color and/or decorate paper squares
- Stuff envelopes
There you have it! I hope you and your crew can find a few minutes of quiet to give your neighbors a smile. Do you have any other suggestions for bringing light to these next few days and weeks? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!