Colors Are Smiles

Throughout November my family and I have been fortunate to expand our giving and thankfulness outside of our home. We started with handing out pies to our neighbors and leaving Hey Stranger cards for others to find.

While we were acting upon our other two givings my daughter was busy coloring over 25 turkey photos to hand out at the community home my mother-in-law works at. I found a free downloadable turkey color page on the internet and simply added “Happy Thanksgiving” to the bottom of it. We had blue turkeys, pink turkeys… turkeys-turkeys-turkeys! We worked on mixing blue and yellow to make green, red and yellow to make orange, and my daughter even came up with some of her own mixes!! She would write her name and a personal message if she felt like it. We only did a few a night so that she wouldn’t loose interest.

Color Handout | Fairhome Road

On a Saturday morning we gathered up our colorings and headed out! Up until the moment we walked into the community home she was SO excited but quickly her shyness set in. We had a good 20 minutes of exploring the area before we felt comfortable enough to hand out our pages. We went from room to room, greeted and talked with a few people… once we got going though she was on a mission to hand those pictures out!

It was amazing to watch my daughter have such a good time and interact with others. I feel its important for her to learn about giving and making another person’s day. You don’t have to do anything that is expensive – other than a little bit of gas we spent nothing to make this happen just took a little bit of our time and the impact is lasting.

The reason I am unable to post any photos is because the residents would have to sign a release. We also wanted to enjoy the moment. A lot of times we end a project or event and I realize that I was so into the activity that I completely forgot about photos {which is okay with me – the memories are what really matters}.

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Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister.
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