Sharing and Other Nice Things

Grandma Kc wrote this on November 5th, 2011 11 Replies

Amara really is a kind, generous and giving soul. She gave her trike to her friend’s little sister when she got her 2 wheeler. She gave her sandbox to her cousin when she outgrew it. She gave the little girl next door to us her old Sesame Street DVDs. She finds books she wants to give to her new little cousin. She enjoys going through her old clothes and packing a bag to take to Goodwill. Her Mom and Dad have really taught her well.

The other day one of her 2nd grade friends brought her lunch to school in a brown paper bag instead of buying it. Amara asked her where her lunch box was and she said she didn’t have one.

SO! Amara went home that day and asked her Mommy if she could give her friend one of her lunch boxes. Amara always takes her lunch and has an assortment of lunch boxes and wanted to share! Together they picked out one that didn’t have Amara’s name on it so that it wouldn’t seem like a hand-me-down and that Amara was certain she would like. She even showed it to her teacher, she was so excited about doing some thing special for someone else.

Amara on her slide

I have a very special granddaughter!

This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.

11 thoughts on “Sharing and Other Nice Things

  1. Susan Adcox

    You do have a very generous granddaughter. That smile says it all! We have to help our children and grandchildren experience the pleasure of giving. Once they do, they will be hooked on helping others.

  2. Sarah

    What great and good beginnings! There is such a joy in helping others it is indescribable. YOu do have a such a a special granddaughter. And SHE had a very special GRANDMOTHER!

  3. bookbabie

    Lovely to see that kind of empathy in such a young girl:) In that photo she looks so much like a little girl I used to babysit for. Erin is also has a sweet soul, and is a very pretty girl who did some modeling in New York for a time, she’s now a college graduate who I keep track of on FB!

  4. Mimi

    Amara was obviously taught well by some other very generous family members! We have been talking and teaching our little sons/grandsons about caring for each other and for all living creatures. This morning on his way to school, a skinny little squirrel ran close to my three year old grandson and his mother and she suggested he give the squirrel a piece of his bagel sandwich. He told her to give it a little, but he knew he would be hungry at lunchtime and besides the squirrel should go dig up some of his hidden nuts! We will keep talking and demonstrating and by the time he is Amara’s age, he will have a generous heart too.

  5. Sandy

    What a beautiful story! Amara’s love for animals and her generosity and caring for others is a family trait that has been passed down from generation to generation. Her grandparents and parents have been wonderful role models. I’m very proud to be her great-aunt! 🙂

  6. Joyce

    The gift of compassion that Amara has is heartwarming. She not only gives when asked to, but more importantly, anticipates the feelings of others when they are without. What a beautiful, sensitive child! Good for you for inspiring others to encourage that behavior in their own children/gradchildren!


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