October feels like the kick off to the Holiday season and there is nothing that prepares my heart more than doing random acts of kindness and that is where the idea for Kindtober came from. Last year my husband saw a need in his school where a child had no money on their lunch account and didn’t have the ability to charge and he decided to pay off several kids lunch accounts so that they could eat without shame. I was so touched by his gesture that as a family we tried to each do random acts of kindness each day.
Every night when we had dinner we talked about what we had done and the kids loved sharing who they held the door open for or sharing their lunch treats with. It really touched home for us that you are never to young or old to be able to share and give to others. It was encouraging in us to see our kids respond so positively to this challenge and it extended throughout our whole holiday season. This year the kids are already asking if we are doing Kindtober and if they could ask others to join them.
So, here is your invite. Can you go out of your way every day in the month of October to share a little more to bless others? I would love to hear of your favorite random acts of kindness. I know that this was life changing for my kids and I can only imagine if this catches on what a wonderful catalyst for caring it would be not only in our own communities but also in all of yours.
Kindtober is about spreading kindness, sharing and simply giving others a little of what we are already blessed with whether it just be encouragement or more. We all have more than enough to share something special with others and I have a hunch that at the end of the month you will feel more blessed too!