On Mother’s Day, one boy left his mom beaming with pride. It wasn’t wrapped up in a gift, or flowers or a card for her. 

Nathan Sharp is 12-years old, but what he did speaks volumes for all of us regardless of age. 

A few months ago, his Sugar Grove neighbor’s wife died of cancer. He was worried about the man, who he has not seen outside this spring. 

So after a day at Harter Middle School, Nathan mowed the elderly man’s yard without prompting, by hand, even edging it. 

Now this story gets better, because Nathan says he learned kindness from his parents setting the example, his dad volunteering to coach a basketball team and his mom providing rides home to others after school. 

His mom, Kristin talked about her son.

Nathan knows his act of kindness is an example, teaching this lesson for others.

When the senior citizen returns home some day, there’s sure to be an instant friendship awaiting Nathan. 

So this week, what will be your simple act of kindness? 

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