Random acts of kindness

Serving others

Host your own “Random Acts of Kindness” week. Begin by surprising family members with acts of kindness, then extend the blessing to your community.

Goal: Practice kindness.

Have your own “Random Acts of Kindness” week. Begin by encouraging family members to surprise each other with small acts of kindness. Examples include clearing someone else’s dishes, doing another family member’s chores, sharing a treat, or making time to read an extra story to a child.

If you want, you can expand the scope of your kindness by targeting people in your community who you want to encourage. Take a meal to someone in need, make cookies for another family or visit a nursing home with flowers to give out. To add an encouraging message of God’s love, include a Bible verse of your children’s choosing. Afterwards, talk with your children and discuss how much the people appeared to appreciate their visit.

Relevant Scripture

Proverbs 19:17 “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.”