Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of random acts of kindness posted in my Facebook new feed. I love it! I wish this were a trend that would continue year-round instead of just during the holidays.
As I mentioned last week, I have been purging my house of all the extras that I felt weren’t necessary in my life. I decided to donate most of those items to those who could use them more than me. The reactions from people when I tell them they can have these items free is priceless! It truly warms my heart to see that I am able to make a positive impact in someone else’s day.
It got me thinking…how do children learn the spirit of generosity? In our modern society, so many of us are focused on acquiring material things that we forget to instill in our children the importance of giving back. Every year, I have my daughter pick out toys to donate to children in need. It makes me feel good to know that she is learning the importance of balance. Of course, it’s exciting to wake up and find gifts under the tree, but it’s also important to remember that there are others who are not as lucky as we are. It’s our duty to share some of our joy with them.
Do you have any traditions as a family that encourage the spirit of giving? I would love to hear about them. In today’s fast paced world where it’s easy to get caught up in ourselves, finding time to give back to others can really help to keep you feel grounded. Feeling grounded in your purpose can bring peace and good health to your life! So I challenge you…go out there and share a random act of kindness with someone today!