It's time for our 2nd Service at Home Challenge! Last month we focused on the virtue of Kindness, specifically to ourselves. This month we are going to focus on Kindness to Others. Kindness is about being generous with your time and compliments, being compassionate, and genuinely having concern for others.
September 28th marks 200 DAYS since the quarantine began. Many people have been sheltered at home, getting groceries delivered, avoiding crowds and cancelling vacations. But others have been working on the front lines to keep essential services available to everyone. I think it would be a good idea to show some kindness to the folks in our society that truly keep things moving. Hospital workers, law enforcement, fire departments, EMT's, grocery store clerks, farmers, gas station attendants, restaurant workers and more.
Since October is the Month of TRICK OR TREAT, lets share some TREATS with our essential workers. Imagine if someone gave you a plate full of treats, for no reason at all, except to be kind. This project can be as easy as buying some store bought treats and delivering them with a hand made note or thank you card. Or, if you really want to go above and beyond, you could buy and/or decorate a "Kindness Plate" to fill with your treats. Then, the recipient can take that same plate and fill it up and pass it onto someone else....and the kindness will keep getting passed around and around!
Plates can come from your home, the dollar store, or a consignment shop. You can even use paper plates!
Here is a quick video tutorial using paint markers on glass
Here is some sample lingo to include with your plate:
The Kindness Plate
This plate belongs to everyone!
Wherever it may go
With each new sharing of its gifts
May love and blessings grow
So fill it up and pass it on
To family and friends,
and start the journey one more time
So the kindness never ends!
The Giving Plate
This plate shall have no owner
For its journey never ends
It travels in a circle of our family and friends
It carries love from home to home
For everyone to share
The food that's placed upon it was made with love and care
So please enjoy what's on the plate
Then fill it up again!
Then pass along the love it holds
To your family and friends