Random Acts of Kindness
The hubs and I both come from families that believe in service to others.
My mother and father started a food pantry in the small community that they live in years ago. My sister, who is a minister, still runs it and spends tireless hours serving her community.
The Hub’s family has always been involved in their church and community charities.
This is a tradition that we have all tried to pass down to our children.
I don’t tell you this to pat ourselves on the back, I just want to give you our background so you will know where I’m coming from.
Sometimes, in our need to help people with the big things, we over look making small gestures that could make someones day better.
You know, the stressed out mom, a sick neighbor, or someone who’s on overload.
All of those could use a pat on the back or a pick me up.
Recently, I decided to open my eyes to those around me who could use a random act of kindness.
For my first R.A.O.K., I decided to pass out a few cups, or mugs, of cheer.
First, a quick shopping trip to Home Goods, where I found some pretty mugs.
Next, I raided my closet for some pretty ribbon and filler.
I’m always on the look out for fun and unusual gift tags.
Unfortunately, I’ve used up my stash lately, so I decided to make some.
I found a few of these wooden cut outs at Michael’s.
I gave it a quick coat of paint, then drilled a hole in the top.
As you can see, I wasn’t thinking and drilled the hole after I painted my sweet little bird.
I recommend doing this before painting.
No one wants to mess up a cute paint job!
I always love adding a message to the back!
Next, I strung a ribbon through the hole.
Then, I taped it to the inside of the mug.
Once I tied on a pretty bow, it was time to fill the mug of cheer with goodies.
This ones for a neighbor, who just had a birthday, so I added her favorite teas along with a Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 Confetti Cake package.
At this point, you could wrap your mug up in cellophane and tie on a bow.
Or maybe, put it in a pretty gift bag.
So, how much did my mugs cost me?
I did have several things already on hand, however the total came to $4.13.
I’m a firm believer that a happy person makes those around them happy!
While my mugs of cheer may not change the world, I hope they spread a little happiness to a few people who need it.
Until next time…..
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