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When was the last time you put money in a gumball machine? How much did it cost? I might be dating myself here, but I still remember a time when gumball machines were only a penny to use. Now the going rate for the “cheap” treats is a quarter. A quarter! At this rate, my children won’t even know how to use a penny!

My son is a gumball machine fanatic. Anytime he sees them, he can’t resist the appeal of checking to see if anyone left a toy or perhaps forgot to turn the dial all the way to release the candy. Almost always he is disappointed. Even so, he still checks again and again with giddy anticipation of what might be left behind.

Channeling this wonderful childhood innocence, we decided to make this our next Random Act of Kindness. Armed with quarters and joy, we went to Kroger to leave quarters in gumball machines.

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We even left a few quarters so someone could try to win a stuffed animal, too.

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This Random Act of Kindness was so much fun I decided to do it with my daughter, too, as we went to the local shopping mall.

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Following our shopping trip, we returned to discover a little boy dancing around the machines and all the quarters gone!

The next time you have a pocket of change, pick out a few quarters and put them in some gumball machines. You will absolutely make a child smile, guaranteed!

Be blessed my friends and keep passing it on! 🙂

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Back to school! If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 18, then you know the energy that bubbles over from going back to school. For teachers, it’s the same! Excitement, anticipation, maybe even some anxiousness, awaiting that moment when classroom doors open and children file through.

We have several new teachers at our school this year. Being a new teacher (or a teacher who transferred to a new school), there’s even more emotions for the first day of school as EVERYTHING is new! To make the first day a little sweeter for these teachers, I placed the following note in their school mailbox:

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A little bit of chocolate always makes the day better, right?

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I hope this upcoming school year is filled with peace and joy for you and your family. Be blessed and celebrate the little things in life! 🙂

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