“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
February is a month that is filled with lots of love and kindness. At Wildly Co., we want to love on other families as best we can by helping instill kindness into the next generation of decision-makers. We want to help teach our little ones to love BIG and make serving others a habit in their everyday, even if it is something small.
We’ve put together several ideas, both big and small, that can encourage your kids and help your family get involved in serving others and choosing kindness as a lifestyle rather than just a one-time deal.
1. Help neighbors and friends. This is a great place to start and try out new things as you begin to understand where your family wants to serve. Some options that might brighten someone’s day: shovel a neighbor's snowy walkway or bring their mail or newspaper up to the front door for them, offer to wash their car or bring a meal to help out.
2. Serve your local communities. There are a lot of great organizations to get involved with through your city that take little research. Your family can volunteer on the weekends at a local food pantry or soup kitchen. Another idea would be to pick up litter at your local park.
3. Give up something. Teach your kids about families that may not have an abundance of items such as books and toys and ask them to pick out things they would like to share and donate to a shelter, hospital, or a family in need.
4. Collect and donate intentionally. As a family, choose a charity you love and want to support. Set out a collection jar and gather any spare change that is found around the house. You can also encourage your kids to put their allowance money into the donation jar to help others. Saving intentionally is a visual way to show them how they can impact others with purposeful steps.
If you’re stuck. Start small. Help out your neighbor or your friends close by. Both small-scale and big acts of kindness and care can have a lasting impact on the world. So...go do good together! We believe in you.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets