Years ago, I was inspired by the following address that President Monson gave about “Warm Fuzzies.” In an effort to help our kids have a desire to serve one another and think outside of themselves, The R House has a Warm Fuzzy Jar as well.
I love it when Tyson intentionally tries to earn them. “Gavin, I will share my treat with you.” “Mommy you look beautiful today.” “Dad, I will take your plate to the sink.” He cracks me up.
For Family Home Evening one night, we talked about how we feel warm and fuzzy inside when we do something nice for someone else. We illustrated our own version of The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale and read it as a family. (It’s not the best book, I have ever read. The video above is a lot better.)
It seems to be working at R House. Sometimes I even put one in for myself from time to time! It’s a colorful, cheap, easy, child-governed reminder to think of others.
We are working as a family to fill the jar and when we do, we are going as a family to see a movie “in the feater with popcorns” as Gavin would say. It’s fun to work towards something as a family.
*The jar and the warm fuzzies are both from Target.