I Want Him to Care About His Home and The People Who Live Here

November 12, 2015


I want him to care about his home and the people who live here.
I want to raise my son to be kind, respectful, and to care about his home, the planet we live on and the people who live here, meaning everyone and anyone.

I-Want-Him-To-Care_001We live in a world where our televisions showcase violence and horrible acts of crime. More so often all the good and positive gets pushed to the side. We can only hope to get a glimpse of the good through online viewing. It’s a sad day when the negatives in life out weigh the positives. What ever happened to happy stories? Stories of folks doing good? What about the act of kindness?

I feel like this is something we don’t hear about often enough. Not here. Not today. Today is about the good stuff in life and how we can make things better. How one simple act of kindness can make a difference to someone.
I-Want-Him-To-Care_002 We live in a world where there is beauty all around us. People treat our home like crap. They liter and leave their trash all over the place. In my opinion, this is not acceptable. This is something I have taught my son. He has asked me a few times why can’t people just pick up their trash? Why can’t they just put their trash in the trash can? And I wish I could have an answer for him but I ask myself these questions all the time!

People disrespect our home by throwing their trash all around, by not cleaning up after themselves, and by treating our creatures like they don’t belong here. This is stuff I want my son to know is wrong. I want him to care and to treat our world like it was his house. I want him to respect our home and the people who live here.

I-Want-Him-To-Care_003 There is truly so much beauty around us. The saying “Stop to smell the roses” is something more people should do.

There are so many ways to give back to our community. So many different acts of kindness that would allow others to smile and make their day. Sometimes all it takes is something so small. But the thing is there are also bigger acts of kindness. I am always looking for more was to do Every day, care acts in my life. It can be something small like paying for someones coffee or maybe their lunch. However there are also some larger Every day, care acts that can be done. Like helping someone with their grocery bill or maybe help them fix something in their home. Whirlpool is a brand that has given back in a big way!

You can use the hashtag #EveryDayCare on social media to honor a caring act or a caring person in your life. Don’t forget to visit the Whirlpool Every day, care Project to learn more about how Every day, care acts can impact your life and community.

Since 1999 Whirlpool® brand has been teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help bring affordable homes to families. Whirlpool has donated more then 168,000 appliances like ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators to Habitat for Humanity homes throughout the US and Canada. I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty amazing.

I-Want-Him-To-Care_005 The simple act of giving back by Whirlpool has impacted thousands of families around the world. Thousands! That is truly amazing! All these people are smiling because they have a home, a place to call their own and thanks to whirlpool, they have a place to hold their food and to cook their food. That is something truly special!

We can do something everyday to change someones life. A simple act of kindness can restore someones faith in humanity. You can always do something small but remember that there are ways to help with even bigger acts of kindness. You can always visit The Habitat for Humanity Volunteer page and if you can’t volunteer your time, they do take donations which is also a huge help. Be sure the visit these pages to see what they are all about. It’s totally worth it!

I-Want-Him-To-Care_004 Jaiden and I love giving back. We are always going through his toys and clothes to donate them. This is one of our Every day, care acts. I plan to volunteer Jaiden and I in any way that we can help . I want my son to see the world for all its kindness and beauty not for the hatred and violence.

Teaching him that kindness can go a long way is very important to me.

I have never had the pleasure of volunteering for The Habitat for Humanity but I sure do plan to. I think this will be an important lesson for not just my son, but myself as well.

What are some of your Every day, cares acts? Have you have ever had the pleasure of volunteering for The Habitat for Humanity? If so, what are your thoughts? What are some ways you like to give back?

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19 Comments

  • anallievent

    Habitat for Humanity is such a great outreach. I love to shop in their stores to help them out and find some great bargains to fix up and repurpose.

    November 13, 2015 at 8:02 am Reply
  • Laura O'Neill (@LauraOinAK)

    “People treat our home like crap. They liter and leave their trash all over the place. In my opinion, this is not acceptable. ”

    THIS is a problem we’ve had in our house and some intense decluttering (either going into the trash or donated) is what is happening right now. I think too much stuff leads to the complacency and idea you can just buy a replacement if something is lost or broken.

    November 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm Reply
  • tiarasandtantrums

    My kids need constant reminders to not throw stuff around our home or leave everything all about. It’s exhausting trying to teach them respect for their things sometimes. But as a guiding parent, I think this is so vital to becoming a responsible adult

    November 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Tammileetips

    What a great example that you are setting for your son! I love that Habitat for Humanity does so much for our community! It is amazing how much the littlest way of giving back can make such a difference in someone’s life.

    November 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • rochkirstin

    People live busy lives all the time but it’s also important to look back and share blessings. Giving acts of kindness to random people on the street may help save other people. It’s great to care for those who need it the most.

    November 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm Reply
  • Yona Williams

    You make a good point about today’s TV that kids come in contact with – it’s crazy. It’s like they are skipping over all of the kiddie content, and sending them straight into adulthood. I can’t stand some of the things on TV geared towards my nephew’s age group. And a lot of us do set the worst examples for kids…and they are sponges. It’s very important to teach kids the importance of acts of kindness at a young age.

    November 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • everydayeyecandy

    I love Habitat for Humanity and what they are doing in communities across our country. I think it is so important to give back! I always think what if it was me? I like to think when I give back that I am helping someone who could be my sister, my friend or a family member. And it’s important to teach our children this too.

    November 15, 2015 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Nicci

    I haven’y volunteered there either, but I have seen the residents who move into their new homes built by Habitat, and they are so happy! There are many great ways to volunteer in our communities, and teaching our children to serve other people is a valuable lesson.

    November 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Notorious Spinks

    This is an awesome post. It’s so important that we teach our children about happiness, how to treat the environment and how to treat each other. Humility will go a long way in this life and it will make the world we are living in a much better place for everyone. :)

    November 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

    I was not aware of how much Whirlpool gave back to the community and I think it is great that you are instilling the values of giving back and caring about people who live in it within your son at a young age. I think if more people took time to teach their children these valuable lessons the world would be a better place :D

    November 18, 2015 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Shelly

    Great post. People need to remember to have some compassion for people in need. Habitat for Humanity is definitely a great organization that helps those less fortunate.

    November 18, 2015 at 7:30 am Reply
  • thesamps

    You are right, it is very important to teach our kids what it means to be a good person. If they just went by what they saw in the movies or video games or on the news what kind of people would they be? He are huge Whirlpool fans but had no idea they gave to the community like that. The world needs more brands like Whirlpool.

    November 18, 2015 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Kita Bryant

    I think if we as parents show great examples of caring and helping others they will follow in our footsteps. I love habitat and I have been wanting to volunteer to our local one for a while

    November 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • Stefanie Whelchel Cornwall

    Habitat for Humanity is such a wonderful organization! We support them whenever we can they do such great work for communities and families!

    November 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Dia

    I think its important to raise up a child to know how to appreciate the world around them and the people who live in it. Habitat for Humanity has done so much for so many families around the world. Congrats, to you for teaching him this at a young age.

    November 18, 2015 at 8:56 pm Reply
  • Miles L.

    I hope we have more inspiring blog posts like this. It is really heartbreaking for some people not to respect their homes and the community they belong to. This kind of attitude will eventually plague our whole nation. I totally agree that we need to teach children how to be a more responsible citizen, from their homes to their country as a whole.

    November 18, 2015 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Megan Harney

    This post is near and dear to my heart. Though I only have a two year old, kindness is something we take very seriously in our house. In preparation for Christmas this year, we will all be searching through our things to find things we can give to people in need. I love that Whirlpool works with Habitat for Humanity! I knew there was a reason I loved them!

    November 18, 2015 at 11:51 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    I love the example you are setting for your son. I try to encourage my kids to find ways to give back and give service to others. I love the mission of habitat for humanity.

    November 19, 2015 at 2:38 am Reply
  • livingoffloveandcoffee

    What a great way to give back. I am giving my sons special needs preschool some things they have on their wishlist.

    November 23, 2015 at 2:05 am Reply
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