Happy Monday! Happy Mojo Monday!!
This week our challenge is to share handmade kindness with someone unsuspecting.
This is the last week of Jennifer McGuire’s #sharehandmadekindess challenge . For those of you who are hearing about it for the first time, or you would like a recap, here’s how Jennifer explains the challenge: “I think every one of us can agree that we love to create — cards, scrapbook pages, treats, and more. Making things by hand makes us happy. And when we share these creations with others, we also share that happiness. There’s nothing better! It’s a simple act of kindness that can brighten someone’s day and leave a lasting impression… and our world needs more kindness.”
Week One of the challenge was to share kindness with Friends and Family Members.
Week Two of the challenge was to share kindness with those who work in our Community.
Week Three of the challenge is to share kindness with Kids.
This week’s challenge is to share kindness with a Stranger. Jennifer shares ideas like leaving a kind message on someone’s windshield or paying for the person behind you when you are in the drive thru for your coffee this week. But there are so many ways that you can share kindness with someone you don’t know.
I mentioned a couple of week’s ago that our primary school is participating in its own Acts of Kindness week this week. The children and teachers will all be participating in various activities that promote kindness towards others. On Thursday, we are asking the children to “go undercover.” They are all so excited and are planning now how they are are going to do a good deed for someone in the school without that person knowing anything about it. It’s so awesome to hear them chatting and planning what they can come up with.
As teachers, we have our Secret Friend week as a part of this. We each drew a name randomly and will spend the week doing kind things for that person incognito. It’s tons of fun and the element of surprise makes it even better. I was delighted this morning to arrive at work to a special treat wrapped for me with a handwritten note on my desk.
So tonight, I am sitting at my desk planning my “secret good deed” for tomorrow. I think I will share some handmade kindness by bundling some Christmas cards that I made, and my Secret Friend can use them this year with her friends and family.
Have fun with this week’s challenge! I hope you are able to create something special for someone who least expects it 🙂
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” Amelia Earhart
How do you share your creations with us??
- Upload your creation to the Mojo Monday Gallery on our Facebook page.
- Tweet your creation using our Twitter handle
- Email us at email@example.com