February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and we could all use some good vibes! Now, I don’t think it has to be random. Any act of kindness is welcomed this Wednesday, and we are so lucky because one of our Pott. Co. citizens put her money where her mouth is!
Kim Wise was the winner of the Dew Drop Inn gift card from the WIDA Awards surveys, and she has graciously donated it back as a random act of kindness for me to give as a way to celebrate this holiday! How exciting is that? So today, you can win a Dew Drop gift card for burgers and beer (or whatever you prefer)! All you have to do is comment on this post with something nice you did for someone else this week because technically, it’s Acts of Kindness Week! So to be entered you just need to post a comment about something you did on WIDA’s original post on Facebook or on our website by Friday, February 19 at noon Central Standard Time!
Now, if you’re needing inspiration, let me help you! I always have suggestions, random or not!
First off, we have an organization that serves Pott. Co. that matches people with ways to donate time, money, or labor. So head to the ShareOmaha link for Pott. Co. to find a way you can help year-round if you want!
If you’d rather have non-organized ideas, here are a few:
*Leave candy on the car window next to you with a happy note.
*Take pizzas to the nearest school to drop off in the lounge.
*Send a thank you note to a company you appreciate.
*Buy coffee for the person behind you in the drive-thru line.
*Leave a treat for your mailman.
*Donate warm clothing to a shelter.
*Take food to the food pantry.
Not so random –
*Paint snow and make a picture in someone's yard - there's plenty of it!
*Decorate a tree in your neighborhood with fun stuff.
*Send a card to a friend.
*Drop off treats to your favorite store workers.
*Take your elderly neighbor a “TV dinner” of what you’re having for supper
*Take a balloon to a small child.
*Drop off a 6-pack for your neighbor
Do what you gotta do! In a time that’s got lots of lines drawn in the sand, let’s build sand castles instead.
Have an amazing day/week and be sure to get yourself entered in our drawing!
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