Every month we do a Random Act of Kindness for someone else. Our family calls it Project Joy.
This month’s Random Act of Kindness was my favorite. I feel like it truly showed our appreciation to people who were working hard for us and I could see the effects it had.
In the months leading up to the holidays, I order a lot of things online. When we had 3 kids in 3 years it wasn’t so easy to get out of the house to do Christmas shopping so I became accustomed to ordering from places like Amazon and Target. While it’s still easier for me to order things online now the girls are older, it’s usually cheaper, too.
In the month of December, our foyer looks a lot like a warehouse. It gets piled with boxes that sometimes go as high as 4 feet tall and leaves only a walking path through the floor.
FedEx, UPS, and USPS come to our door almost daily in December. I love that I don’t need to leave my house with 3 kids in tow to get my shopping done. I love that I don’t need to pause my business or miss a day of work. I love that I don’t have to skip doing activities with my kids.
In order to show our appreciation for the people who work long holiday hours, I wanted to leave them a little treat. I wanted to be able to provide a snack and a drink because I can only imagine how hard and fast they’re working through the holiday season. I tried to do a salty snack, a sweet snack, and some water.
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I found an old galvanized bucket in the garage and added our items to it. Before I placed it on the porch, I added this note:
Dear USPS, FedEx, and UPS,
Please take some snacks for
the rest of your route.
You’ve made our Christmas
easier and we appreciate
how hard you work.
It turns out it was a huge hit! The employees felt free to take snacks and a few left us a note of thanks. We left the bucket out through the beginning of January because I knew we still had some packages coming (like the Kindle case I ordered for the new Kindle I received!).
The kids loved watching through the window to see if the delivery drivers took a snack or not. Caroline was so inspired by this Random Act of Kindness that she requested we make up goody bags for her hockey team’s tournament later in the month.
Have you done any Random Acts of Kindness this month?
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