Everybody knows that I love to complete very special random acts of kindness for very special people, and for this month I have chosen to give out my RAOK to some people that may seem invisible to others simply because they live out of sight – people in nursing homes. My grandma stayed in a nursing home for the last of her years and so that is another reason why I thought it would be nice to give out September’s random act to the citizens of a local nursing home. To keep my anonymity, I pre-decided to hand my gifts over to the nurse so that she could give them out to the people that she thought would love them most. Once I arrived at the nursing home, it felt a bit like a great big puzzle maze because there were different coloured buttons we had to press and massive doors we had to pull and push…to be honest it felt a bit like an intelligence test! Thankfully I passed!! When I finally walked through the last door, the reception nurse saw me and a big warm smile came to her face. I explained what I had made and why and she responded with a mix of appreciation and sorrow in her voice, telling me that some residents don’t get a lot of visitors and some residents don’t get any visitors at all, so they would appreciate my present even more! It made me feel indescribably happy that she knew exactly who might need them most.
My gifts included a mini easel each with thirteen handmade quote cards that could be changed daily. I also selected a hanging wicker heart for all of my gifts and a sentimental foam superhero to remind the recipients of their super brave hearts.
To learn more about the nine packages I made there is a really short video below that explains everything, but I will say that I added a hint of FZ by glitterising a couple of things in my gift. I also have a picture of my note that I wrote just under the video, so I hope you enjoy watching this little clip of photos of me making and delivering this month’s random act of kindness!
I always like to remind myself that:
“Making one person smile can change the world- maybe not the whole world, but their world.” ~Unknown
FZ out!! 🙂
I have been thinking about what my next RAOK could be lately. Then I thought, what about the park?! All sorts of kids go to the park, kids from poor families and kids from wealthy families. Kids that may face challenges, and kids that may not. The thing is you never know what type of life they are living and battles they are fighting.Sometimes tricky stuff can be invisible to strangers (for example, I have CRPS and sometimes people don’t know how tough my life can be at times). I believe that all my kindness gifts go to the right people every time, and I have seen it happen during every act of kindness I have completed in the past. In fact, I found a very special friend through one of my random acts, and she has become a really important lady to my heart. She was fighting a battle that I was not aware of at the time, and she hunted me down to let me know how appreciative she was and we have been good friends ever since.
My latest RAOK was fun to create as I went shopping at a dollar shop for playful activities that the kids could enjoy. I added a little hint of FZ by wrapping my presents in a ribbon that has an Eiffel Tower print (those who know me, know that I’m a little obsessed with the thought of Paris!). I carefully chose some popular parks and placed the gifts all wrapped in clear cellophane on benches and tables before having a quick swing and walking away. My heart felt full of joy and excitement, and although I didn’t witness the recipients faces, I could imagine massive smiles beaming!
I have included some photos below so take a peek if you would like! 😀
I had been thinking about what my next random act of kindness should be, so because it has been getting closer to Christmas I wanted to go with that theme. I researched Oxfam, a charity website that helps the poor in different countries. I ordered a pack of Christmas cards and two boxes of little Worry Dolls fromOxfam. I also purchased a pack of pens. I handmade pink envelopes to keep the Worry Dolls safe. There was a description that came with the Worry Dolls that I slipped into each package. I wrote a big letter to the recipient, explaining the gift. I have typed it up for you to read below. I wrapped everything up in pretty Christmas paper and ribbon. I delivered them by driving all around my hometown and picking out streets in the car drive down. We rolled around the streets and with my heart I chose houses that I thought would appreciate the gifts I created. I love the feeling after delivering my random acts of kindnesses because my heart feels so full! Please keep spreading happiness and joy around the world!!
Have a fantastic day everybody,
FZ out!! 🙂
Hello random stranger!
I am a 10 year old girl who loves spreading kindness around my hometown and the world. Every month I plan a big random act of kindness and try to do plenty of smaller ones everyday. I love to live by this quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
I have randomly picked you by selecting a mailbox with my heart. I chose your house because I felt a very strong vibe that you may appreciate a good smile today. I do these acts of kindnesses for everyday people hoping that they will pay the happiness forward.
As you can see I have wrapped up a small gift for you. I have purchased most of these items from Oxfam. I have chosen to support this organization as they fight against poverty worldwide. Oxfam gives people the tools they need to build better lives for themselves.
I have packaged up a special little Worry Doll for you to send everything you are stressing about away. Whisper all your troubles to the Worry Doll then dream beautiful dreams. They may be small, but they can hold many, many worries… and they never complain! I handmade the pink envelopes to keep them safe for you. I have also included a card and pen for you to write to someone you care about. May kindness flow through your heart and out your pen. Together we will have spread happiness all around. I have donated to Oxfam; Oxfam has provided the gift for me to give to you; you now have a gift to pass on. The only thing better than an act of kindness… is three! (I am delivering ten packages… that is an incredible amount of kindness when you times it by three!)
“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul”
~ Elder Uchtdorf~
I have again wanted to show you something crafty I have done. I have created three different handmade paper prints that I call, ‘Funky Paper’. I will give you instructions below and visuals on the attached video about how to make them, so that you can do it too. They are pretty easy and lots of fun to make! Once you finish creating the Funky Paper, you can make lots of little decorations, such as a card, a pen holder or maybe a bookmark. It is all up to you what you do with the paper. You will be amazed with how your imagination works! But… you have to watch the video I have made to find out what I have created with them. This video is going to be spectacular and you will love it! I will only give you one clue and one clue only about my creations on my video, the title. The rest you will have to find out yourself when you watch the clip. Now please, sit back, relax and enjoy my video!
FZ out!! 🙂
Scrunch an A4 sheet of copy paper over and over until it feels soft like tissue paper.
Flatten out the paper on your desk.
Paint stripes, swirls and dots of food dye onto your paper.
Allow to dry completely before use.
Set a white A4 sheet of copy paper in front of you.
Use a liquid dropper to blend colours of food dye all over your page.
Sprinkle table salt over the wet page in swirls, lines or clusters.
Allow to dry and carefully shake off the excess paint before use.
Paint a pre-made mix of icing sugar and water over the entire space of an A4 copy sheet.
Use droplets of food dye to colour over the (now glossy) white paper. The dye will run, swirl and blend itself around the page in an interesting manner.
“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.”
I may not be a professional artist, but creating art makes me feel good inside. I have made a piece of artwork today that I would like to share with you. This is a type of paper and paint collage art. Art is a great way to show what you are feeling. I have taken inspiration from lots of different artists. I used paint, patterned paper, book pages and a canvas. It may have taken over a day to finish, but it was fun and worth it because at the end of the process, I think it looked spectacular! I would definitely recommend it for anyone with a passion for arts and craft. I have uploaded photos of the process below. Although it takes a while to complete, it is very easy and is plenty of fun. You can draw whatever you like to express who you are. I will be sure to undertake this type of artwork again and hope that you will try it out too!
FZ out!! 🙂