78 days of summer kindness

78 of our 83 days of summer have a good deed hidden among them somewhere.  Our son’s summer learning challenge from school is to work together with us and show our school pride by being kind to others.  Our son is loving this summer challenge!  He gets so excited to read what each day’s challenge is.  It includes simpler tasks such as setting the table or watering the flowers, which he does regularly anyways.  A few days, he’s asked to do a chore without us knowing or clean up without being asked.  Those good deeds are fabulous, but a bit more difficult to help him to accomplish.  A fun one so far was to compliment the first 10 people that we saw that day.  It’s hard for little ones to give compliments, but he did a great job.  To reach our goal, we rode our bike around the block and gave compliments to our neighbors.  It made all the neighbors smile and our son was proud, too.  One day he needed to wash someone’s car, so his older cousin brought her car over and they gave it a good wash.  Another day, he needed to write a letter to someone who made a positive difference in his life.  He chose one of his other cousins who I’m sure will be thrilled when he receives his surprise letter in the mail.  The mail delivery person just stopped at our house and found the thank you note that we left for him.  I can’t wait to see what note he wrote back for our son.  Today’s challenge is to leave some positive chalk art around our neighborhood.  I don’t think we’ll have a problem accomplishing this, but it could take a while as I’m sure our son will want to stop by all his friends’ houses to leave them a message!  As we work our way through our challenges as the summer goes on, I’ll post more updates about how our son is doing with his random acts of kindness.  We hope you find time this summer to add a few random acts of kindness to your days!

Leaving positive chalk art around the neighborhood

Leaving positive chalk art around the neighborhood