Since today is a federal holiday – in honor and remembrance of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King – many of us have the day off. As we go about our errands and enjoy a bit of extra time, get the whole family involved in small acts of service. It doesn’t take much to make a difference in someone’s life: pay the toll of the person behind you, buy a cup of coffee and a sandwich for a person out on the street, let the person behind you have that coveted parking space, let someone in line ahead of you. You and the kids can visit a hospital and read stories to children, spend time with seniors who don’t often get visitors, shovel snow or do yard work for a neighbor unable to do it, bake cookies or muffins for a shelter. Leave an anonymous bag of treat on the doorstep of someone who lives alone or might need such a thing to brighten up the day.
Possibilities are endless. The warmth and good feeling you and your children will get is guaranteed to last beyond the day. Spread kindness.