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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kids for Kindness: Operation Thank You

When I first started blogging in January of 2013 (All of 2 months!), I came across a posting from one of the Google+ Communities I've joined. It was a posting for Guest Bloggers  to write an article called Kids for Kindness. It was for a blog written by +Lauren Frank  called Tutus & Tea Parties. As I read more  about it, I was getting excited by the minute that I had to participate!


The objective is to do a random act of kindness in which your family can get involved in. Lauren shares weekly kindness prompts that you can do with your family and invites families to  share what they’ve done using the hashtag #kidsforkindness.  So, here is what my family and I did for this week:

RAK #13: OPERATION THANK YOU

My husband and I are military brats. Both our fathers served in the military for 20+ years. On top of that,  the current city we live in is San Antonio, also known as Military City, USA. Therefore, it was only natural to do something for our troops. 

We wanted to make sure our random act of kindness was kid friendly because we wanted to involve our 2 year old too. So, we decided to write thank you cards and letters to our wounded warriors through Operation Thank You.




Now, it didn't just stop with the Dy Family though. Operation Thank You also involved other people within our circle:

Baby Jae's Learning Center:








Torian's College Class:



What's even better, the cards and letters will stay locally in San Antonio. Many of the wounded warriors are at Brooke Army Medical Center, a local military hospital, for treatment and rehabilitation. On Tuesday, April 2nd, this mommy blogger will visit our troops at the hospital to hand deliver the letters and cards. A group of my co-workers will be with me to personally thank them for their service in keeping our country safe!







22 comments :

  1. Thank you for this:)) I am so patriotic and I thank and pray for our veterans every day.

    Just dropping in from Lets Get Social Sunday:)))

    Hugs

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    1. Hi Evelyn,

      You're welcome! and thank you for stopping by! I've had a vested interest with the military all my life. Also many of my close friends and relatives are currently serving. Some are deployed. It just felt right to say thank you for what they do :).

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  2. That is awesome, Jessica!! Doing something like this just makes you feel all warm and bubbly on the inside!

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany!

      It felt great! What was even better was the fact that others participated along with us :).

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  3. what a nice thing to do and a nice day you must have had Jessica! i am following you now via facebook (liked your page) as i could not find your google follower. thank you for following me as well :)

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for stopping by :). This was a fun activity to do with the family! I look forward to the hospital visit on Tuesday. Thanks for finding me on Facebook. I will go find you on google +. Have an awesome weekend!

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    2. you already did find me. you were in my followers section on my blog :) enjoy the hospital visit and have a good weekend too!

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    3. LOL!!! I was wondering where you were. I had to take a detour back to your page to see how I followed you. hahaha! I'm glad I did :). Keep up the good work with your blog. It is definitely interesting. I will be making frequent visits :). Take care!

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  4. Thank you for guest posting the kindness challenge this week. We can't wait to get started on our thank you cards! I love, love, love how many people got involved. Amazing!

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    1. Hi Lauren,

      This was great! Thank you for the opportunity! It gave all my "boys" that happy tingly feeling inside :). I was impressed how everyone was so open to participate too! I look forward to more and will start incorporating the other tips into our lives :)

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  5. Hi Jessica,
    This is very nice.

    Thank you so much for joining Pin It Monday Hop#1 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). Please come back on Sunday at 5pm (CST)for our Pin It Monday Hop#2.

    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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    1. kamusta Inday :),

      thanks a bunch! This was fun to do :)
      I will stop by and learn pinterest. I may need your help though!
      Salamat!!

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  6. That's good that people are showing acts of kindness like that. Esp to those over seas and those that are in the service but are here in the states. They need our thanks and as well as our prayers. I think this is an amazing job.

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    1. Thank you! My family and I had fun doing it the other day :). As a daughter of a military person, there's a special interest in showing support. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Beautiful post! Thank you from the wife of a Wounded Warrior! You mentioned this project on my blog and I was so excited to see the pictures of the kiddos getting involved. I don't think any of us really understand the power a simple Thank You truly holds. Keep up the great work!!
    abc mama @ http://myblogalphabetsoup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! This was a fun project to do with the little ones. I loved how my older son asked his college classmates to pitch in too. The military has always had a special place in my heart so it was natural to focus on them with this awesome project :).

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  8. What a nice deed! There are only few people do this kind of kindness.

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    1. Hi Jei,

      Salamat! Thanks for joining us at The Show Off Blog Party :)

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  9. What a great idea, I love this! My son's in the military and my husband was years ago, so I love projects that incorporate ways to say thank you to those who serve.

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    1. Hi Rosey,

      Thanks a million! The military was a big part of my life due to my dad serving. So, anything I can do to show gratitude for them is always good :)

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  10. this is so sweet! I'm living on a military base and haven't come across one of these yet!! Always nice to open our hearts to those to cannot be with their loved ones.

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    1. Hi Dana,

      Thank you for your comments! Believe it or not, you can do it yourself! Tripler Medical isn't too far. You can definitely contact someone there and work with them to do something like this :)

      Jessica

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