Ever find yourself caught up in work and never find time to get the
chance to really do what you want? This can happen to anybody in our
society. That is why finding ways to let people know how much you
care is so important, especially for the kids.
One way I make special moments isnt always when I am sitting
with the kids at the dinner table listening about school and friends.
I hope to have many of those too, but I like to surprise them with my
kindness coupons. Placing the coupons in the school lunch bags or
under their pillow brightens their day and we all have an event to
To back up a minute, let me tell you about my kindness coupons. These
coupons are made on the computer and they look like the coupons you
would use in the grocery store, only these are more valuable and I
like to decorate mine with smiley faces. Picking particular times and
events I fill out the coupon with a surprise my treat.
Now to take part in the surprise the coupon holder must redeem it at
the right time and place.
A perfect example is the coupons I made for a round of miniature golf
we played only a few weeks ago. Just before bed time I placed a
coupon, redeemable for a family outing that would include pop and
pizza, under the pillows of the kids. When they found them, they came
running out with excitement and joy.
Kindness coupons can be redeemed for other reasons too. Like I got a
free coupon for a free hug payable upon request, which I am
hanging on for a perfect time and place of redemption. Another coupon
that was given to me was for free dishwashing on a weeknight. Of
course the emotional value of these coupons far exceed the actual
action, but they seem to keep the family close together.
]The coupons could be as simple as a promise written on a notepad or
as elaborate as a color copy, but it really doesnt matter. As
the world does continue to rush on, you and your family will have the
chance to be close together enjoying each others company.