Hello out there!😃 This blog is about my first Random Act of Kindness Day celebration.
My daughter & I celebrated this day after work by handing out balloons to random kids in the park. It was a fun & nervous experience that was inspired by a couple of friends.
I almost didn’t go through with the idea but thanks to inspiration from my instagram friend (Instagram is @thegracefilledhome) about the best way to teach my daughter compassion is to serve others together with my daughter.
A co-worker also told me I should do it even after I was telling her my excuses that were fueled by my anxiety. She finally jumped into a bent-over chicken pose & started clucking like a chicken. 😳 I was like “o hell no! I ain’t no bitch!😜” Full of determination, I took my lunch shorty after & ordered 10 balloons & paid for my pink poster & balloons, thereafter.
I made a loud pink poster with a old marker calling out happy random acts of kindness day to warn others parents of our intentions so we didn’t scared anybody. 😅
Our encounters were exciting & nervous for me. Our first act was scary as we approach this lovely young mother & her little 2-3 year old daughter. She was very receptive to our kindness & this encounter made all the other encounters easier to start. She even came back while Vacia & I were handling out balloons to our third family to give us a big cookie.🤤 The third family also gave us 2 cupcakes!😃
We continued to approach other families feeling more comfortable about the next approach after each previous encounter.
In the end, Vacia & I had a discussion about how we felt during different parts of the celebration. We both found out we both were a little nervous at first. We both felt really good about sharing & enacting with others. We both noticed that all the parents we talked to were pleasurably surprised & kids were bouncing with joy with their balloons. Lastly, This was an amazing experience for me as it gave me another unique opportunity to connect with others as well💞.
Here is the video of our experience.😃