Klutz the Kind Elf has been visiting us each day for 6 days now and we are going strong! So far he has asked Audrey to give hugs to everyone, share, make something special for someone, be a helper, give away toys that she no longer plays with and write letters to people she loves! Tomorrow he is ready to go with the kind request of sharing her voice to brighten someone's day! She will be asked to sing a song, record it and send it to someone who could use a smile. In all honesty, she doesn't love being recorded on video singing, so I may try to do it as a voice memo instead!
I have loved watching her enthusiasm grow each day. The first couple of days she definitely wasn't so sure about this new guy who would show up every day in a different spot. But the last couple of day she has come downstairs with such excitement wondering where Klutz will be that day. It has also been so fun to weave Klutz's kindness message throughout each day. We have talked to her about why it's so important to show and tell people that you love them and to be someone who is a helper. Today we talked about why it matters that she recognizes how privileged she is to have all of the toys that she does and that not everyone is as fortunate is she is. So we give when we can, as much as we can because it matters in the lives of others, even if we can't see how.
All in all, it is going well. I do know that there are some bigger tasks coming up and as we have been away from home still following Thanksgiving, it will become more of a challenge to stick with it some days! And yet, we will as I can already feel the impact Klutz is having on making this season so much more about the feeling and the action vs. the presents!
In case you are still looking to begin your Klutz journey, I am re-sharing his notes! And I would love to hear from anyone who is doing it, how it is going for you!
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For two years her hOMe was wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat. You can find Sara teaching regular classes in NYC, workshops and retreats all over the country as well as in her very own online studio right here!