Tis the season to give. Every store you enter has a person stationed outside ringing a bell and hoping to receive money for the Salvation Army. Food banks are being depleted and more food is needed. Charities are looking for Toys for Tots. Cold people need warm coats. Poor children can use some toys.
Now is the perfect time to sprinkle random acts of kindness around!
- Buy the coffee for the next person in line at the coffeehouse
- Push someone else’s grocery cart out of the parking lot and back into the store.
- Clean out your closet and toss in some things that you really like and even fit you.
- Let someone help you.
- Introduce yourself to a neighbor.
- Compliment a stranger (or a friend).
- Leave comments on your favorite blogs.
- Leave coins behind in a vending machine.
- Write and mail thank you notes.
- Leave positive reviews in a suggestion box.
- Listen to children sing during the holidays.
Have you done any of these? Do you have other suggestions? What if we all did just one thing and the person next to us did one thing and on and on. Wouldn’t it be the best Christmas season ever?
I plan to do several of the things I listed but it’s better when nobody knows. So, maybe I’ll write about one of the things and just ‘hint’ at the others acts of kindness.
- Salvation Army Toy Shops Hope To Make Kids’ Spirits Bright (minnesota.cbslocal.com)
- Opportunities for Volunteering During the Holidays (community.ally.com)
- Watch: Police Take in Homeless Family After Salvation Army Shelter Turns Them Away (newssum.com)
- Windsor credit union spreads $15K of Christmas cheer (blogs.windsorstar.com)
- Counting My Blessings (margekatherine.com)