I wish I had a better name for this project. Something about 'Christmas Kindness' just doesn't flow well... anyway... I had to run out to pick up cheese for breakfast this morning (I was making a recipe from Pintrest this morning before my father-in-law left) and I knew it would be the only time I left the house so I had to find something while I was out. As I was leaving the store, I saw a barrel for food donations and ran back in the store to grab several boxes of Cheerios in honor of babies like Oliver.
There was also a learning moment today. I was so focused on finding something and 'doing' that I missed a perfect opportunity to exemplify the purpose of this project. I didn't realize it until I was getting in the car... I looked and saw the man who was behind me in line and he was carrying a single box of cereal and banana. Had I paid any attention to others around me in line, I would have seen a great opportunity to buy his groceries. Shoot! I was so mad at myself I almost ran back in to just hang out until someone was in line (very few people shop at 7am!) but realized how strange that would be, plus I needed to cook. I'm glad this happened early on because it has taught me to slow down and be more observant of others around me. Funny because in my taekwondo days I was so aware of everyone and everything around me always planning what I'd do if someone came at me from any direction - so funny!