Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer of Kindness - Act 1

I stumbled on this blog post through Pinterest the other day.  I decided to run with the idea and create a summer of random acts of kindness.  My kids could use the reminder that the world doesn't revolve around them and I'm always looking for character building activities.

We love our small town and are lucky to have a volunteer fire department right up the street.  Last night we made muffins and brownies to take to the men and women that volunteer their time to help our community stay safe.  When we arrived this morning I'm pretty sure we took them by surprise and they weren't sure what to make of us but who could resist these smiling faces bearing gifts?!

We were lucky enough to be invited in the see the fire engines.  The kids even got to sit in the fire engine Santa rides to light the town Christmas tree!

All in all it was a great start to our adventure.  One thing I think we'll need to get used to on the journey is the initial skepticism.  Sad that we live in a time when doing something nice for others is abnormal.  Hopefully we can make some people smile this summer and maybe they will pass it on.