Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dandelion Moms Project Kindness :: Making a Difference

As you all know, I contribute monthly articles to Dandelion Moms, a place for beautiful, strong and resilient moms to gather online. Recently, the Head Dandelion herself, Melissa Northway, started Project Kindness - a simple idea with great potential. Melissa writes, "Much like a dandelion seed that blows in the wind landing at different places – acts of kindness can also be far-reaching. We don’t always know how much a simple act could affect someone’s life."
The best part about Project Kindness is the ease of partaking in the list of activities Dandelion Moms provides and the gratification of knowing you have had an impact on someone's life.
Project Kindness activities for February are:
Buy the person behind you at the coffee shop a cup of coffee or tea.

Purchase a bouquet of flowers and give it to the person you think needs it most. This could be a total stranger walking along the street, a good friend or family member!

Bake some cookies with your kids and stop by a police station and drop them off – who knows, they might let the kids check out a police car!

Women’s shelters are usually in need of clothes for the women and children who stay there. Contact your local women’s shelter and see what their needs might be
If you complete any of these Project Kindness tasks, Melissa asks you share them with Dandelion Moms on their Facebook Page as well as Twitter and Instagram (make sure to use #dmprojectkindness). You are also more than welcome to post your kind acts (and photos) on Texas Homemaking's Facebook page.
Our kind acts for February had us making several flower deliveries throughout the month to area nursing homes, as well as a bouquet to a dear friend whom needed a smile.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I keep wanting to do more random acts of kindness and so this concept of having some monthly ideas or a checklist makes it a bit more tangible and easier to stay on top of! Thanks for sharing :) All of the projects for this month look really fun!