Thursday, October 30, 2008

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

In my post yesterday I told you that I was having computer problems that caused me to not be able to upload the picture. I had intended my title of the post to be "My House Smells Yummy!" Well, that can't be my title this morning....because it doesn't! But I will tell you why my house smelled yummy night before last.
SEVERAL years back when I taught school we stressed to the children to a "Random Acts of Kindness" each day. Do something "just because"! I tell myself that I would love to do more for people but I just don't have time----baloney! I have time to do what I want to do!! My grandsons have the best teachers at school. I can't sing their praises enough. All three of them tell me each time I see them what they have done in class and I will be the first to say that all three are "a hand full". Keith is our special child. He can do so much but has always struggled in school. He has had wonderful teachers but this has been the year that he has felt success. He told me one night when I was helping him with his spelling, "Gigi, my teachers love me." OK.....I'm rambling so on with my story. Several weeks ago I found these individual loaf pans at Hobby Lobby and bought ten of them ($1.00 each). Night before last I made pumpkin bread from the recipe that I posted awhile back (the reason my house smelled YUMMY). This recipe is one of the best I've ever tried. After they cooled I wrapped them in plastic wrap and tied a little prim ribbon around them. I then attached a note thanking the teacher for making a difference in my grandchild's life. The picture above shows them in the box on the way to school to be delivered.
But.....wouldn't you know it.....I tried just to see if the picture (that wouldn't upload the other night) would work and here it is below. At least you can see what the little loaf pans look like. Go find someone today and do a Random Act of Kindness!!



22 comments:

Linda said...

As a former teacher, I can tell you that is so appreciated! Juast the note alone will mean so much to the teachers. What a wonderful thing to do.

PS I have had trouble uploading pics too. I can only upload one at a time now and sometimes that isn't even working. Must be blogger and not US!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sue I just laughed out loud this morning when I read this post because before I opened my computer I gathered up some stuff for some random acts of kindness I wanted to send off today! Great minds think alike. :) blessings, marlene

basketsnprims said...

Sue, what a nice gesture. y sister was a teacher for over 30 years & I know how much she appreciated things like this. Have a great day!

pam

Lorrie said...

I know the teachers will so appreciate this delicious treat. My own children had many terrific teachers over the years. A good teacher makes such a lasting positive impact on the lives of the children in her class.

simple~needs said...

what a great idea!!!!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous treat for the teachers and so sweet...we sent goodie bags to school today for Lexi's teachers.

Fields of Plenty said...

those are the cutest, I wish I could bake! you are such an inspiration, random acts of kindness are truely forgotten sometimes, thanks for reminding us!

Lauren said...

What a sweet thing to do! Great teachers are such a special thing to a child...I still have fond memories of my favorites and it is a treat when I see them around town. I know you random act was much appreciated:) Have a great day! <3Lauren

Kimberly said...

How wonderful of you! Generous, thoughtful, tasty, sweet, kind, heartfelt, amazing... I could go on...
Blessings, Kimberly

Terry said...

I love that Sue! Those look so tasty, and I'm sure the teachers loved them.
If everyone would do an act of kindness each day wouldn't the world be a better place.
Even a smile or kind word helps me sometimes.
Terry

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I too, am a former teacher. I think what you did is so special! So many times teachers feel unappreciated. It is a hard job at times, but rewarding just the same. Not only did I teach, but I learned so many things about life and people as a whole. Hard to explain, but time that I will never regret.
So thank you for being such a sweet person and making them feel special.

Have a great day!

This Country Girl said...

Sue, you are s a sweetheart! And you're right...those are the things that matter! I love making someone's day! One year we found some of our favorite servers at restaurants (that really didn't KNOW us...were just always so kind to us) and made them a Christmas pin and took it by to them. I'm telling you that WE were the ones blessed by it! Funny how that works, isn't it?

Tammy

Nancy said...

Sue, How nice of you! I always enjoyed thoughtfullness like that when I was teaching. I love the pumpkin loaf pans!!! Nancy

Debi said...

Dear Sue,
How sweet you are!!! And yes I believe that this world could use a "Random Act of Kindness" every day also!! I try... but don't seem to get one done everyday as I should!! You are an ispiration to us all!!! I am going to have get on the ball and get to it also!! Today would be as good as any!! THANK you dear!!!

I also stopped by to let you know... you should expect a package either tomorrow or Saturday! I mailed it last Friday... and been about to bust a bubble to tell you. Inside you will find a gift for Amy also for her teacher award!! I am hoping today... that you like everything I sent! (I am having case on the not sures!! Second guessing myself.)

I hope your having a wonderfully blessed day my dear!!!

:D

Angie said...

That bread looks so delish and I love the way you packaged them. You said exactly what my mom always says - you have time to do what you want to do. So true! Be proud of yourself for following through with doing this random act of kindness!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Sue, what a sweet thing to do:)
I'll have to ask my two son's what they get:)
Rondell

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love doing random acts of kindness and this just reminds me I should be doing more! Thanks for this post.
I bought the little loaf pans last year with the intent to do the same thing but for neighbors...Needless to say the pans are still empty a year later! :) I'll be working on that!:)
Robin~♥

Joannie said...

You are such an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for reminding us that we all see/come into contact with people that need to see God's love shining through us! Your pumkin bread is a perfect example. Thanks again for ALL you do! Have a GREAT day---Happy Halloween!

aims said...

How sweet and thoughtful! I am sure the boys teachers appreciated this so much.
I love the bread pans. Isn't Hobby Lobby the greatest?

Rambling Girl said...

How sweet! I totally agree. Anyone who works with the public is never paid enough. Some go way beyond just because. I went and picked up my daughter from the nursery and the young teacher made her a little white pumpkin man. So cute and it was just because...so it made me think I am going to do something for our teachers at the nursery for Thanksgiving..just because they love and care for my daughter and in this day...all children need so much love from everyone.
Thanks Sue for sharing this. Oh it smells yummy!

Kele said...

JIMMENY CRIMMENY! I need to go shopping with you! I never find all the good deals you come across! I love those loaf pans!

Tracey said...

What a sweet gesture! Random acts of kindness like this make the world is a better place. There is a group looking to change the world this holiday with these acts. To learn more visit www.thegiftrevolution.com

Have a happy Thanksgiving!