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  1. General Chat
    I was thinking about kindness. You know when people share something, their hand me downs, their excess, their time. Those things sure warm then heart. Here are a few that happened to us this week. The boys road to the dollar store to buy candy ( the friend's mom had given them some money for...
  2. Secondhand Shopping
    ~Anyone who's thrifted for more than a few years knows that certain items have a way of disappearing for while and reappearing. Sometimes though, they seem to vanish completely off of the secondhand market. So what did you used to see all the time and now never do? For me it's skates. About...
  3. Freebies
    This is a terrific freebie for teachers! Sign up with Subway Restaurant’s Random Acts of Fitness for Kids and you will get a free kit for your classroom! The FREE Kit will come complete with the tools you need for your students to be excited about fitness and nutrition. Thanks Sara. This post...
  4. Green Living
    Any Canadians out there who have heard of this? I found the CBC website the other day and entered my Acts of Green. Check it out here. I lowered my greenhouse gas output by over 7000 kg./year by just entering my frugal practices over the last few years...and they didn't have some of my...
  5. Frugal Living
    I posted the other day in reponse to another thread where a mom was feeling guilty because her children were raiding their allowance money in order for the family to survive for the week. It reminded me of a time when my parents were both laid off in the early 90's and in order to buy groceries...
  6. Home and family challenges
    My Sunday Random Acts of Cleaning are: - Empty all kitchen drawers and wipe them out - Clean under and behind toilet - Clean off one shelf in bedroom - Clean toilet - Clean under hood of stove - Wipe down cabinets in bathroom - Clean out and wipe down one kitchen shelf
  7. Home and family challenges
    Trying something new today but basically the same concept as the Just Do It's are but RAOC's are specifically for cleaning and not a general to do's list ... My today's RAOC things are: - Wipe down kitchen cupboards - Wipe down bathroom cupboard - Wash down closet doors in entry way - Wipe out...
  8. General Chat
    Today I had lunch with a friend who is also a recently retired teacher. She mentioned how she is now visiting nursing homes to see the elderly and also taking communion to those who wish it. She said that when working she just did not have the time to do this, but in her heart she wanted to do...
  9. General Chat
    1) The family that deposited a perfectly good wooden, carved outdoor love-seat bench onto their curb this weekend. Yes, it had some slight staining on one of the arm-rests, nothing some wood-stain couldn't patch up. It now adorns our front porch. 2) Someone's brother on my church e-list was...
  10. Freebies
    http://www.randomactsoffitness.com/subwayteam.aspx Join the SUBWAY® T.E.A.M (Teachers Encouraging Activity and Motion) and get ready to bring healthy teaching into the classroom! As a T.E.A.M member, you will receive our kit for motivating and rewarding your students for RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS™...
  11. General Chat
    Feb 12-18, 2007 This is RAK week! Pass on the kindness! Show people that you care! http://www.actsofkindness.org/
  12. Religion
    Ideas For Everyday Acts Of Goodness and Kindness Allow another driver to merge into your lane on the highway. Allow the person behind you in line at the store to go ahead of you. Baby-sit for someone. Be the first to greet everyone today. Buy someone an ice cream cone on hot day. Call...
  13. Lifestyle Articles
    Sometimes life becomes so routine, we don't have to think about a thing we're doing throughout the day. We're programmed to run on automatic. It's important to shake things up every once in a while to get the creative juices flowing, give us an added boost of energy or give us something to...
  14. General Chat
    http://www.actsofkindness.org/index.asp
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