Being Kind During The Holidays
- My tried-and-true way- leaving little unexpected notes in public places. I remember when I went to check out a library book. I was having a bad day and I just needed to refocus. I picked out a book and checked it out. It was a few days before I opened the book. As I neared the third chapter, there was a note it said” Everything will be alright, believe.” I started to cry a bit. I needed that at that time. I will admit, I do leave notes in books, in stores, and in parks. I feel it may motivate others who may need it.
- I give lotto tickets to strangers. When I stop at the convenience stores, I pick up a few. I hand them out to just about everybody. I love to see the smile on their face. I also, give gift cards. You will be amazed, much a five-dollar give card could be just what someone needs.
- Have you heard Be My Eyes? This organization pairs you with a visually impaired person that may need help with daily activities. You can do this from the comfort of your home, and some take just a few minutes to help. Check them out or see a preview on YouTube
I love to sock someone during the holidays. No, not punch their lights out. Just go to the dollar store fill up a part of socks with goodies. Let a note that they have been “socked.”
The tried-and-true ways are always welcomed. Opening doors for people, putting a shopping cart back for elders, dropping meals off to others, or simply saying ” Thank you.”