When my husband Curtis and I bought our home we inherited a portable basketball hoop. You know the kind that stand alone on a base and can be set up anywhere? Neither of us is much into basketball. Bear with me as this story takes a detour.
We also inherited a leaky hot water heater. So, we called the plumber to get it replaced. As we talked to him, we learned he is from Australia (the accent gave it away!) and has a couple of young boys. He did such a good job and even cleaned up after he finished the plumbing job, we decided to offer him the basketball hoop. He said his boys love basketball and would certainly get some use out of it. He was happy to take it. So, the basketball hoop found a good home and will probably provide hours of fun and exercise for a couple of young boys (and probably a few of their friends too). If you have toys or sports equipment gathering dust, perhaps there are some kids in your community who would benefit from them.
If you’re just joining us for the Kindness Revolution, I’m doing my part (well, at least trying) to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts. And, I’m asking you to join me. If you’re just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series. And, don’t forget that it’s never too late to join the Kindness Revolution. Start today!
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