we also gathered the saturday before christmas to do a little RAOKing. for those of you who don’t know, RAOK stands for Random Acts Of Kindness. we first read the sparkle box which is such a great story. the girls were already eyeing the goodies so i’m really not sure how much they got out of the story. we did a little Q&A before we began.
our first stop was at the nursing home my grandfather was a resident at until he passed in august. we packaged cookies and the girls took them to all the residents. we also delivered a tray of cookies and a tray of kolaches to the nurses station. a few of the residents remembered the girls from the many times they visited my grandfather and were excited to see them again.
the majority of the crew left with warm fuzzies but clearly the feeling wasn’t shared by all. oh neely…
we then went around town sticking gift cards under the wipers of some cars. this was my favorite. i think we passed out around 21 gift cards to wal-mart, brookshire brothers (our local grocery store), and subway. we put all the gift cards in envelopes that anonymously stated something along the lines that our family has been tremendously touched by the generosity of others in 2013 and we couldn’t think of a better way to end the year than to spread the kindness that we have received. it was so much fun running around parking lots, choosing the cars and then hoping back in our car to wait and watch the recipient find their card.
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i hope you all enjoyed this holiday season as much as we did!