Every month we do a Random Act of Kindness for someone else. Our family calls it Project Joy.
For the first time in years I wasn’t on a committee for Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. I tend to volunteer on too many committees and then feel overwhelmed. I’ve started saying no and doing the things I love the most. It was hard for me to step away from it, but I’m working really hard to learn to say no and to know my limitations.
Because I wasn’t on the committee, I asked what I could do to help on the first day for the teacher luncheon. I was asked to get some flowers for the table. I can’t seem to do things like this simply. Maybe it was my guilt for not being more involved but I decided to get flowers for each of the teachers. I love the teachers at the girls’ school and am so appreciative of the warm and loving environment they give our kids while they’re learning and growing.
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The girls and I made a trip to Walmart to buy some wide mouth pint sized mason jars, a roll of ribbon, and 6 bunches of flowers. Once we got to school, I walked the girls in and went back to the car to assemble the flowers. I opened all the jars, took the sealing lids out, and put the bands back on. Then I took the ribbon and cut it into the length I needed and tied it around the jars.
I used my pruning shears to cut the flowers down to size and added them all to the jar. It was hard to see if I had an equal amount of flowers in each jar so I took the box into the school and readjusted them all inside. After getting the rest of the flowers into the jars, I added water.
I hope the arrangement were a bright spot on their table and in their day on that Monday morning.
Have you done any Random Acts of Kindness this month?
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