+ Doctors/Nurses - Katy at Queen of the Kings recently posted about donating books to their pediatrician's office. This is a great way to give back to those that help keep our kiddos healthy (and also ties in nicely with last week!). Thanks for the awesome idea, Katy!
Police - If you are out and about and run in to a police man/woman, stop and introduce your kiddos to them. Let your kiddos ask them a couple of questions about why they love their job and before you leave, thank him or her for all they do. Little eyes are always watching and seeing their parents thank someone will make them more likely to say thanks in the future.
+ Service Men/Women - Know someone serving our country? Send them a goodie box filled with a few of their favorite things. Or have your kiddos make "thank you" cards and send them to local veterans for their service to our country.
+ Firefighters - Take a snack or meal to your local fire house to say "thank you" for all they do.
+ Waiter/Waitress - Leave a tip more than you normally would or simply write a message to the waiter/waitress and tell them why you thought they were doing a great job.
+ Church Staff - Take snacks up to your church office or write a note telling them how much you appreciate all they do.
It sounds like many of these ideas involve food - and most do. But, many, if not all of these, can be completed simply by saying "thank you". I know how easy it is to get consumed with our family schedules and forget to thank those that serve us every day. It's my hope that our kiddos will start to notice and appreciate others without our prompting.
and come back on Wednesday for the Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly! :)
Be sure you check out my FAVORITE link-ups page to see where I'm linking up today. Stop by and show them some love! :)