Friday, June 10, 2016

Teach Them to Serve {#5 ~ Shopping Cart Shuffle}

Happy Friday!  Was this your first week of summer?  Was it fabulous?  I so enjoyed the down time to rest and just hang out with my boys.

25 super simple acts of kindness for the whole family!

Today I've got an easy one for you.  This a no-prep act of service that can be done while you're out running your errands this weekend!  

Exodus 17 tells the story of Aaron holding up Moses' arms during battle when he grew weary.  Summer is starting and it is HOT.  While most of us are not in battle the way the Israelites were, people who have to work outside definitely grow weary!  I wanted to take a moment to share with Little Man that we can think about that need and do something to help them.

It's the shopping cart shuffle!  After we finished our weekly grocery shopping, I noticed a few stray carts over on the next aisle.  I told Little Man that we were going to be super helpful to the people who have to go collect all of those stray carts... we would do it for them!  We walked around for a few minutes and returned any carts we found.  

He took it one step further and organized the carts in the corral.  Some of them were overflowing, so he did a little "shuffle" and organized them into neat rows.  

Now, as we run errands, we glance around for any stray carts.  We talked about why it's probably frustrating for someone to have to walk around and collect all of them.  We talked about what would happen if one of those stray carts started rolling.  

We didn't talk to anyone or leave a note.  We just moved carts. It's small, but I hope it blesses the boy working at the grocery store that day and that our few moments of work allowed him a few more minutes inside the air-conditioned store instead of in the heat!

What is your favorite act of service with your little ones?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

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