This year, Duvall RAK is asking you to brainstorm, and to come up with your own ideas. This is a fun thing to do as a family or within a scout troop, youth group or in a classroom. Monday – Thursday, come up with your own ideas and then if you choose, you can participate in the following activities during the weekend.
Fun Flower Friday: Buy a flower or flowers and give them to someone to brighten their day. If you want to attach a “kindness card” to your flower, you can go to www.rakduvall.com and print out a kindness card.
Silent Saturday: Unplug and spend time together with your family and or friends without looking at a screen. Play games, take a hike, donate your time at a local charity, have a special dinner together. Just play and have some fun!
Sparkling Sunday: Clean up litter in and around your community. Helen Hoenig has been cleaning up trash around Duvall for years. She has donated over 1,000 hours of her time, making Duvall the Cleanest Little Town on the Eastside. If you participate in Sparkling Sunday, please post where you went on my Duvall Random Acts of Kindness Facebook page and be entered into a drawing to win Mr. Piggy. Mr. Piggy is a piggy bank filled with change that Helen has found over the past several months while she has been picking up garbage in and around Duvall. She would like to donate Mr. Piggy to a local cleanup volunteer!
If you need ideas of what you can do to spread some kindness, here are some simple suggestions. Be aware of people around you. Take notice of the expressions on their faces and make a point to smile and say hi to those that look like they could use some encouragement. A simple smile can completely turn around someone’s day.
For those of you who buy coffee from local coffee shops and have punch cards, once you have filled your punch card and earned a free coffee, instead of using it for yourself, give it back to your barista and ask them to use it to pay for someone’s coffee. Tell them to pick someone that looks like they are having a tough day.