September 21, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to do something small for someone who was sad.  We recently met a lady who has been struggling.  She's been taking care of her father, who is extremely sick and she's felt overwhelmed.  We made a pie and took it over as a family.  She was really happy to know someone was thinking of her.  She started to cry.  When we left Rex asked why she was crying and I tried to explain it. When I involve my kids in the wake up Wednesdays they always end up being the best experiences.  It feels good to do something good, but even better to teach a little one to do something good.  It was a great night for us.

This week's challenge comes from an awesome reader.  Here's what she said:

"Cheri, I saw a cute thing on pinterest the other day and thought of your Wake up Wednesday. They had taken trial size bottles of personal hygiene items and small non-perishable food and placed it all into a gallon ziplock container. These little packages were then put in the car and when they saw someone holding a homeless or need help sign, they had a nice care package made up to give them. They also suggested keeping trial size dog food bags. Your blog reaches so many thought you might like the idea."

I tried to find the original pin and picture and I think THIS is the source.  I love this idea.  So, this week's challenge is to assemble a small kit for someone who is homeless.  If you're like me, you might already have some mini shampoo and lotion kits from past hotel stays.  Throw in some non-perishable food and you're set.  Maybe a nice note would be appreciated too.  I am really excited to do this challenge.

Okay, how did last week's challenge go?  Were you able to find someone who was sad and help out a bit?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for dropping in.


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