March is full of so many great things to celebrate! St. Patrick's Day, the first day of Spring, and Easter are so near! But for my family, there's one more day to celebrate.
It's a day that I never imagined we would celebrate. It's a day I never imagined I could possibly embrace. It's a day that means so very much to my family: World Down Syndrome Day. It's a day we spend celebrating our sweet Liam and all of those who are rocking an extra chromosome!
Liam brightens each and every day with his contagious smile, unstoppable joy, and unconditional love. He truly loves like no other. People always tell me that he is so lucky to have us for his family, but really, it is the other way around. WE are so lucky to be loved by him. One simple hug from Liam can take your breath away and make time stand still for a few seconds.
Liam inspires us to be the best we can possibly be. He inspires us to always be kind and make people smile. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the gift of our incredible blessing than by spreading the love!
21 Acts of Kindness are on the agenda for the month of March! In honor of Liam, we will give 21 gifts of kindness in the days leading up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.
After some brainstorming and reaching out for a few more ideas, we came up with a list of 21 Acts of Kindness. A few of our ideas include:
- Dropping off cookies for the staff at the local library, where Liam spends hours each week playing.
- Donating supplies to our local animal shelter.
- Passing out $1 activity packs to random kids who could use a good distraction.
- Hand out bubbles and sidewalk chalk at the park.
- Handing a small gift card to the person behind me at Starbucks.
- Making dinner for a friend and delivering it.
- Giving a small bouquet of flowers to a random stranger who looks like they could use some cheering up.
I won't be sharing the full list just yet, but you can follow along on Instagram or Facebook. I'll be posting about each act of kindness using #21ActsofKindnessforLiam. I printed out short notes to attach to each little gift and I had to include my favorite picture ever! I printed some with my Instagram account on them for acquaintances and some with #DownrightBlessed #DSAwareness on them for strangers. We can't wait to spread some joy!
The only thing I want to accomplish with these 21 Acts of Kindness is to make people smile! I am the lucky recipient of Liam's love every single day, and I just want to share it with the world!
Do you personally know someone who has Down syndrome? Have you ever participated in Acts of Kindness?
Don't forget to rock your crazy socks on March 21st for World Down Syndrome Day! It's a great way to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day and get people to ask questions. Last year, family and friends, both near and far, rocked their socks for Liam using #Socks4Liam. If you want to participate, please feel free to tag me in a picture! We were blown away by all the pictures last year!
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