Daugher wants to do a good deed!

United States
November 26, 2007 11:01pm CST
We were watching the news the other day and came across a story about some kids at school knitting caps and stuff for the kids and babies in IC and in other part of the hospital to cheer them up. Then my 5 year old daughter being inspired by the story asked a great question. She said mommy what can I do to help give something to the kids. She told me that since the children at the hospital are getting stuff what about those in ophanages? I told her that since we don't have that much $ maybe she can donate some of her toys and clothes. She then suggested that she has over 100 stuff animals maybe she can go give those to them. I thought that was a wonderful idea. Have you been inspired to do something? If you have what is it?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
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Wow that is some daughter you have there, what a lovely heart she has, and I think it is a wonderful idea for kids to donate some of their toys, maybe you can make this a tradition that every year she donates something of hers for less fortunate kids... I think I like your little earth angel.... so here is an angel for her.....
• United States
27 Nov 07
Aww thank you. Yeah sometimes she says the most wonderful and amazing things. She also do things that makes us feel warm all over. One thing that she did for her daddy today made her daddy's day. She made her daddy a just because card. In the card she wrote "Thank you for being my daddy, I love you with all my heart and fa fa (fa fa is the word for flowers) and she drew flowers and hearts all around the card with a drawing of her daddy and her in the middle of the card. We love her very much. Thanks again for your comment.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
She is an angel for sure.... :)
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Kids are great inspirations if we take the time to listen and learn from them. We took our 10 year old daughter shopping yesterday to spend her birthday money. She bought herself a bike and helmet. She wanted a tape recorder also but was short about half the money for it. So she decided to save the rest until she had enough. On the way out of the store the bell ringers were standing in the rain. She took 5.00 and gave it to the Salvation Army. She told us I'll just do more dishes to earn the rest. She also recycles cans for the poor.She is a very giving child.
• United States
28 Nov 07
Yes I totally agree with you. Sometimes we don't give the little ones enough credit. They can do amazing things and their heart is more pure than the adults if you really think of it. Thank you for you comment.
• China
27 Nov 07
haha reading your story,i felt warmness in my heart and i smiled.To be frank,i've never seen a 5-year-old can think this way.i am happy that you have such a lovely girl:)i once donated some money for a bone-cancer-ridden girl whose family did not have enough money for her operation.i am not wealthy and all that i could give to her was just a little money,but i felt happy:)
• United States
28 Nov 07
I was shocked myself to hearing it. I know I was not thinking about giving anything away when I was that age not even when I was 13 years old. LOL I guess I was not as grateful as she is. Don't get me wrong though she can be very spoiled and selfish. Just the story on the news inspired her. She is very thoughtful most of the time. Like getting me my slippers in the morning or grabbing a diaper for me for the baby without me asking or making us just because I love you card. I am truly blessed with two wonderful children. Thank you for your comment.
@Sillychick (3282)
• United States
27 Nov 07
That is wonderful. Thank you for the good news and inspiring story. My son is still too young to understand, but I plan to start a family tradition of giving to the needy each christmas. I want him to be a grateful child and appreciate all he has. I also want him to experience the joy of giving. That is so generous of your daughter to give away her own toys. Sure beats stuffing them in a box in the attic.
• United States
28 Nov 07
I believe in being grateful for all of our blessings from God as well. But never really donate any of the girls stuff usually just mine and hubby's. You have kids so you know that all the stuff the worn before along with all those toys are still in mint condition but sitting in the closet or garage or attic. This way I don't have to feel guilt in donating her stuff and now I have more storage space. It's a win-win thing hehe Thanks for your comment...
@subha12 (18463)
• India
27 Nov 07
it is really nice for a 5 year old to think in that directions. also it is amazing that a 5 yr old kid can think of donating her toys. it is fantastic. God bless her.
• United States
27 Nov 07
Thank you for your comment. Yeah, she is very mature but at times you can see she is not. She can be selfish too. You can see it when she plays with her cousin or sister, sometimes she hates to share. But she has a very good heart. God blessed us with two wonderful girls who are very loving and gives us much joy. Thanks again and God bless.