No need to check your calendar. I know it isn’t Thursday. I’ve been dealing with computer issues all week, and it has made keeping up with my blog schedule a bit tricky. But I didn’t want to let Random Acts of Kindness Week slip by without any mention after my colleague brought it to my attention on Books in Bloom, so here is a belated Thursday 3.
Three Small Ways to Be Kind This Week (and beyond):
- Share your books. This reminds me that I have been sorely neglecting the Little Free Library in my neighborhood. Something about the weather lately has kept me from walking by it as often as I used to. I will have to change that today. I love leaving a book or two on my way to the store and noticing that the book is already gone when I walk by on my way home. If you don’t have a Little Free Library nearby, you might send your books with our troops overseas with Operation Paperback, which was recently featured on The Blogunteer.
- Treat someone. My company treated us to Valentine’s Day cupcakes this past week, and I treated my 5 year-old to the heart-shaped ring from my cupcake. Everyone was happy. I’m thinking of who I might treat today.
- Say something nice. Positivity and appreciation are always great. If you need a little inspiration to see the positive, check out Ten Things I Love About You by Daniel Kirk (because picture books are the answer to everything in my world), in which two friends manage to see the positive qualities in each other even when you think they are getting on each other’s nerves. It’s a lesson story, but it has the comedic timing to make it gentle enough to open a discussion with little kids about friendship issues.
Or just smile. It’s good for you. :)
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week!
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