“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
-Amelia Earhart (1897-1937); Aviation pioneer, author
On Tuesday, January 3rd, Youth Leaders in Service held it’s first meeting of the New Year, focusing on the importance of simple gestures of kindness and what immense impacts they can have on ourselves and those around us. We decided to put together goodie bags to pass out to various businesses and people within our community, as a way to show our gratitude and hopefully bring about a smile! Four of us worked that evening to create over 100 goodie bags to hand out the following day.
With backpacks filled to the brim and scarves wrapped tight to keep us warm, we headed out the following afternoon to give out our goodie bags. We stopped at many different places, including the grocery store, gas station, WIC office, thrift store, four bands healing center, hospital, and the elderly manor. And we of course handed out goodie bags to anyone we happened to pass by on our way! It was a small project to be sure, but the hope is that it left a lasting impression with those we greeted, causing them to carry on the kindness!
Meta with one of our goodie bag recipients at the Four Bands Healing Center
Our stop at the hospital to share some goodies and smiles!
Our next meeting, we’ll be working on a birthday party for the little ones at the Main Youth Center, so stay tuned for pictures and project information!