There is one thing that can turn a perfectly good day around it's getting pulled over by the police. It can be a stressful situation that can even bring some people to tears. However, have you ever thought about how it feels to be a cop? When they stop someone on the side of the road, the violator is never excited to see him. The police officer also knows that he or she is the reason you are crying uncontrollably in your seat.
In Quincy, California, police officers had a serious issue at hand and they decided they weren't going to let their citizens get away with it, no matter who they made cry. They hit the streets to put a stop to the crime.
As you watch this video, you will see that these officers did something to brighten the day of those in their town. It wasn't a big gesture, but it still brought a smile to everyone they met. Even though we all cannot pull people over to spread some kindness, we can do it through the small things in our lives. Here are just a few ideas:
Make the bed for someone in your family.
Write a note to someone who could use a pick-me-up.
Pay for the meal of the vehicle behind you in a drive-thru.
Call and ask to take care of a stressed mother's children for an afternoon.
Clean your husband's vehicle.
Hold the door open for someone.
Visit a lonely neighbor or friend.
Say "hi" to someone you pass on the street.
Acts of kindness can be shown all different ways. Here are a few suggestions to help teach your children to be kind to those around them.
Courtnie is an editor for FamilyShare.com and has a degree in journalism. She has a slight obsession with running, newspapers and large fuzzy blankets. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and two sons.