For the month of December, I have challenged my kids, my husband, but mostly myself to take the time to do something generous or thoughtful or helpful for someone EVERY SINGLE DAY. I told them that it can not be someone in our immediate family and each night at dinner we discuss what we were able to accomplish that day. It is a way to get us all to think about others and not ourselves.
We started it on December 1st and I think Brady has worked the hardest of all of us to accomplish this challenge. And it is a challenge. I know for myself, I am at home A LOT with the little girls and often don't have contact with anyone outside of our family. Brady was on the verge of tears Monday night because none of the teachers he offered to help throughout the day took him up on his offer. I explained to him that this was not meant to make him feel bad about himself. The point of it is to make them think about others and that is what he did...even if no one accepted his help.
We have been so blessed in this life and I want my children to not only appreciate all that they have been given, but also learn to share...share their love, their time, their heart.
8 years ago