Two unforeseen trips to Austin have gotten me behind on our kindness project, but we’re back, baby!
Yes, I just called you baby. Roll with it.
Last week we all made an effort towards going out of our way to be kind to others. L told me that she helped her friends clean up their messes at school, even when she didn’t have to (and as a result got to roll the coveted Happy Cube not once but TWICE). C and I brought in neighbors’ trash cans and newspapers where we saw them and she was extra helpful around the house. I tried very hard not to yell at anyone (and sometimes succeeded).
But our big project of the week was our letter to a soldier. I wasn’t able to find any information on sending a letter to a random soldier stationed overseas (apparently just listing “an American soldier” on the envelope is not enough; you need an actual name), but a friend gave me the address to a local Wounded Warriors foundation. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ Hopefully our letter will get to a recovering soldier and give them a bit of cheer:
L’s drawing (the back says, “I hope you’re not sad today”)
C’s Cinderella page
This week we’re going to continue to be kind when possible: holding the doors for people, letting cars go in front of us, making a point to look people in the eye and smile at them. Our big project is making cookies and delivering them to the local fire station. Stay tuned!