Today I am sharing my Heartfelt Acts for March with Emmy Mom!  If you have any you would like to share, you can link up on our Heartfelt Acts Page anytime!  There is no set day or time for you to write about your experience, but just sharing the details to pass it on.  You are open to do anything to show Heartfelt Acts!!
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This months prompt:
1.  Thank you police or fire department- take them a baked item.
2.  Leave 5 random notes of love or affirmation in different public places.

This was a long and busy month and I decided to Thank our local Fire Department.  I am not really a baking kind of gal so I was trying to figure out what we could do for them that didn’t require me to cook {they would probably have turned it away if I had}.

One Saturday morning, I took all 3 kiddos with me on my regularly scheduled donut run.   I am very picky about my donuts so I drive a bit further for them.  I told the kids that we were going to get some extra donuts for the Fire Department and deliver them on our way back.

When we first arrived, I parked in front of the fire engines.  I started to get Reese out of the car and saw Mr. Fireman coming towards us.  Then I went to the other side and opened the door to get Ryan out and then Rayne.  Then I opened the front passenger door to get the donuts out.  Mr. Fireman joked that I was pulling so many kids out like a clown car at the circus.  {some days it feels like I’m driving a bunch of clowns around}.

We handed him 2 dozen donuts… a variety pack to suit all of their sweet tooth cravings.  We explained that we were on a mission to do Heartfelt Acts and wanted to personally Thank them for all they do for us in our community.   He accepted the donuts and invited us in to the fire house to see the fire trucks. 

Just when I thought this tour couldn’t get any better with the hands on tour of holding helmets, axes and other items, a Fireman came out with goodie bags for the kids!  I certainly didn’t expect to receive anything in return.

The best part of this act was that the kids got to learn so much and see how serious fires can be but that they can trust their Firemen to protect them and keep us safe.  In the car on the way home, Ryan asked me why the Fireman gave us goodie bags.  I explained to him that “When you do something nice for someone, most of the time they want to return the favor!”  I just hope that by the time this year is up, they each learn how great giving is and how being nice is so rewarding!

I am looking forward to April’s challenges!  The first one is a TOUGH one!!
1.  Forgive Someone.
2.  Send a care package (ex.  military, friend or family member in college, for any friend just because).

You are welcome to join us in our Heartfelt Acts anytime! 
We have an ongoing link up to share your stories with us, just click the button below.  Feels so good to give and we love hearing inspiring life changes!
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Stacie said...

That is awesome! It looks like the kids really had a good time and learned so much!

P.S. When April rolls around, just remember, we don't forgive to free others, we forgive to free ourselves.

Emmy said...

Awesome!! You guys got a very extensive tour, so awesome. Yes when we went I tried to make sure my kids knew we were just going to serve and if we got to see the trucks that would just be an added bonus. Thanks girl- so glad we are doing this.

Jill said...

After just reading Emmy's post, and now yours - I have to say this is one of the best ideas I've ever heard of! So nice to say thank you to the Fire dept. and also lots of fun for the kids!! Kudos to all of you! :)

Issy Goode said...

Absolutely love this, how lovely of you to deliver so many doughnuts! And then for them to return the favor, looks like your kids had fun! Just what giving is about :) lovely post!

Nicole said...

OMG this is soooo awesome! You're inspiring us all to be better people!

Sarah Shumate said...

This is truly awesome! I'd give someone a tour of my house if they brought me a dozen donuts, too! ;o)

Seriously, though - great experience for the kids to get to give something AND see how a fire station operates!

Number one on your list next month sounds a LOT harder than number two...

becca said...

what fun and the kids are so cute

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

I love love love that you did this and now I want to also!

Hannah Brooker said...

How wonderful! So good when your kind acts get kind acts back in return. Our society is full of giving if we open our eyes :) I'm posting mine later tonight so do look out for the link! x

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so awesome!! I love how sweet the firemen were to give them a tour and a goody bag :D