Last night as we were laying in bed, Travis and I talked about all the opportunities that we want our kids to take part of because we want them to know that life is not just about them, but about helping others and being a friend to who needs it:
*Adopt a Solider. We can get care packages for a solider and write letters of thanks and encouragement for serving our country.
*Have a pen-pal from a different country. That way they can make a friend from across the world. This way, hopefully, they can inspire each other.
*Give. All family members will put all of our lose change in a jar throughout the year, or whatever we can find, and as a family we can bless a person in need (and not tell that person that it's us) around Christmas time.
*Do Random acts of kindness. I saw this idea on Pinterest, and it's a great way to get involved and show others that you may see/may not see on a daily basis that you care about them and to give them thanks for all that they do.
*Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen/wherever we feel as though we'll being called to. That way we can help the homeless/whoever may need our help.
*Make a double batch of cookies. When making cookies/goodies, make a double batch, that way we can give a batch to someone who might be having a rough week/to someone who we've been thinking about/etc.
I know I can't change the world, but maybe if we can raise kids that are willing to teach their kids to do the same, maybe, just maybe, we can make the world a better place.