Hey fellow mamas! As you already know, Mother’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, May 8th. Each year CT Working Moms organizes a kindness campaign leading up to this special day. I personally love doing random acts of kindness any time of the year but doing something around Mother’s Day feels extra special to me. I like the idea of celebrating moms (because MOMS ROCK!) and I like thinking about the day as something that’s not just for me, as one individual mom, but a day for all of us.
So each day, from May 1st – May 8th, we’ll be posting simple but meaningful kindness ideas on our Facebook page. We encourage you to follow along and consider doing at least one of the ideas (or ALL of them!). From my personal experience, when we do something as simple as smile and say hello to a stranger or buy a cup of coffee for the person in line behind us, it leaves a lasting impression not only on the receiver of that kindness, but on us too. I always feel better after doing something nice for someone else. What a gift!
In addition to our Facebook #momsarekind campaign, a team of CT Working Moms writers will be heading out to various spots that day (playgrounds, nursing homes) to hand out flowers to random mamas (thanks to Whole Foods Glastonbury for partnering with us by happily donating flowers!). We’ll be involving our kids for this and just the image of my fellow writers walking around making other people happy fills my heart with such joy!
I hope you’ll consider participating in some way (and involve your kids!). One small act of kindness has the power to make such a difference in someone’s life. If you need inspiration check out the following photo compilation from the various kindness campaigns we’ve done over the past 4.5 years. (If you participate feel free to snap a photo and send it to Michelle@ctworkingmoms.com so we can share it on Facebook!)