Quote of the Week
"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." -- St Basil
52 Acts Of Kindness For Families Of Young Children
"Every person can use their head, heart, and hands to make the world a better place. I truly believe that we all have the power to make a change, even if it is small… you really never know what that change may mean to someone else. But life is busy, and a bit crazy with young children. And sometimes small acts of kindness – even though they are simple – take a bit of preparation or at least thought ahead of time. So they may get left until “later”…
That is why I have created this list of 52 acts of kindness for families, which I plan to incorporate into my family’s *real* plans throughout the coming months." [read more]
Title: Zen Pig: Where You'll Find Love
By: Mark Brown
Why? "These books help children understand the principles of kindness, mindfulness, compassion, love, joy and gratitude to name a few. My son absolutely loves this series of books, he enjoys reading them to everyone who comes over. The stories are truly wonderful and have fun illustrations. We always say: What would Zen Pig do? Each book purchase gives one person clean water for a year. The author has gone the extra mile to show what generosity and kindness looks like in action." --Cherise Bangs, Kindful Kids Community Member
Recommended by Cherise Bangs
Be The Change
Don't leave it till "later" :) This weekend brainstorm a few ideas of small service projects or acts of kindness you'd like to share a family. Need some inspiration? Read this inspiring story about families with young kids who are making Peace Kits filled with love for other children who were recently affected by wildfires in their area.
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