When I lived in Vernon I started a group that would meet once a month over coffee to share ideas and stories for ways to help others and spread some kindness. At the end of the meeting we each would have an assignment to spread some kindness in our community. We could do something every day, or try an event. I just thought if I could do some little thing that would be of help or bring a smile, that would encourage others to do so also.
There are two great sites for ideas, stories and resources to do this.
Help others has a really cool game of “paying it forward” like from the movie. When you do a kind act for someone you give them a “smile card” and they are tagged, then it is their turn to keep it going. The RAK foundation is a great site for stories, resources, lesson plans etc and more than 50,000 people subscribe to their daily tweets.
I thought it would be a great idea to involve the kids in this using ideas that we both came up with. It was such a great feeling, and the smiles we received that day made it all worth it.