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Monday, June 28, 2010

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: A Random Act of Kindness

Lest our children think the universe revolves around them, throw in a random act of kindness here and there. Think about someone who could use some help, a batch of cookies, some hand-drawn pictures, a visit, or a hug.

Despite the moans and groans, such an event can open our children's eyes to needs, different living situations, a different generation, latent gifts within themselves, and more.

One year at Christmas, we took two of our foster daughters to a local woman's shelter to wrap donated gifts. One of the girls went kicking and screaming. By the time we finished, she wanted to go back the next week, which we did.

Sometimes the unknown is scary. Sometimes kids are selfish. Sometimes it seems like we're too busy. But there's nothing that replaces the sense of fulfillment that comes from giving to another.  

More on Organizing Summer Fun:

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: Treasure Hunt Dinner

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: Guess the Theme Day

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: Outdoor Decathlon