We live reeeeally far from our work/church/school, so we spend a LOT of time on the road.
I was recently trying to take inventory of the ways I am working to teach my children about kindness and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that most of the kind things we are actively doing each day happen in the car.
This is good because #1 – The children are physically contained and are mostly an attentive audience (because you can only play the license plate game so long, yah know?), #2 – The children are learning how to love and serve others as Jesus did, and #3 – I am not spending a lot of extra money or going on any extra outings that require a lot of forethought and supplies (ie. that time I tried to do 30 RAOKS for my 30th birthday and ended up stopping after 7 because I was so overwhelmed and broke – lol!).
The ideas I am about to share are great because they work quite naturally into the life you are already living! It will be easy for you to add these simple RAOKs (Random Acts of Kindness) into your family’s daily adventures.
My personal favorite thing to do while driving is look for cars that are trying to move into my lane. I LOVE seeing someone’s blinker on because it is an opportunity for me to wave them in front of me so that they can get where they need to go. I talk to my kids about being a thoughtful driver who pays attention to the needs of others on the road. We can get so focused on getting where WE are going that we forget to have an attitude of a servant – quiet, humble, and in search of ways to be make someone else’s life better.
This kind of calling on our lives does not have to get in the backseat once we get behind the wheel. :-)
So I made a little FREE Printable featuring 9 easy RAOKs to do while driving for you to print and then leave somewhere safe on your dashboard as a reminder to bless others as well as inspire your kids to do the same.
Happy RAOK-ing While Driving! :-)