10 Easy Ways to #ShareYourCare

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September 9th is National Care Bears™ #ShareYourCare Day!  With your help on that day, the Care Bears are encouraging fans to spread caring, sharing, love, friendship, acceptance, fun and happiness to those around them that day, and each and every day of the year! That day, Care Bears is participating in an event helping 10 year old Zach Kaplan of #ZachKapCares and his mission to gift children in need with a soft bear to hug at night by donating 400 Care Bears plush to Leake & Watts, a  head start program serving 8,000 in New York City and Westchester County!

This is a wonderful opportunity to teach your kids about caring for others and benevolence as they kick off the beginning of the school year!

I’ve been brainstorming what I plan on doing for #ShareYourCare Day.  Since my older kids will be in school, I plan on doing a few activities with my littles that hopefully they will understand.  My son is 2, so I know there are some concrete things we can do that he’ll understand.  At the end of the summer, I thought it would be a good idea for my kids and I to put together meals for my father once a week.  He lives on his own and I know it is not too easy for him to go grocery shopping often.  He also voiced to me that he is getting tired of his limited cooking skills.  So tomorrow I plan on cooking some food for him with my kids and on Wednesday me and the littles will deliver it to him!  I’ll post our efforts in a recap!

If you don’t have time to plan or do something elaborate to #ShareYourCare, I thought I’d share some quick and spontaneous ideas for you to spread some cheer and care towards others this Wednesday!

10 Easy Ways to #ShareYourCare

  1. Hold the door open for someone.
  2. Offer to help carry things for someone.
  3. Pay it forward:  If you are out at a food establishment, surprise someone by paying for their coffee, drink, or meal.   I’ve always wanted to do this for a military servicemenber or senior citizen who is dining out.
  4. Leave someone a quick note (even on a Post-It!) with a cheerful greeting.
  5. Pick up a pot of fall flowers, garden mums, etc. and leave it on the neighbors front door (You can get them as cheap as $1 right now!)
  6. Fill up a loved ones car with gas.
  7. Pick up a loved ones favorite treat to share when they get home.
  8. Do a task that a loved one has needed to do, but hasn’t found the time to do (Ex. organize their things, return their libary books, clean out their car, buy the shampoo they are running out of,etc.).  The possibilities are endless!
  9. Share a meal with someone. Invite someone new to join you for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
  10. Call up an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, or at least send them a letter!

These things are so easy, I think I’ll start doing some tomorrow!  I hope you take some time to participate in this worthwhile campaign.  It’s a beautiful way to remind yourself and others to be kind to one another.  You can sign up as part of the official
#ShareYouCareCrew via www.CareBearsShare.com where all of the amazing #ShareYourCare testimonials will be collected and later shared!

What do you want to do to #ShareYourCare?  I’d love to hear your ideas so we can learn more creative ideas to care for one another!

~Lani

 

 

 

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