It has almost been a month since I posted this blog. Officially, this week marks Random Acts of Kindness week. As we move closer to the Christmas season many of us are seeing requests from various charities for their financial support. Why not take the time to buy some non-perishable food items and drop them off at a local Safeway or buy a child a toy or teddy bear and donate it to a store collecting gifts for children.
If you have any winter coats, blankets, gloves or scarves you no longer use wash them and donate them to a local charity collecting winter clothing items.
I challenge you, the reader to commit a random act of kindness once a week for one person or family until Christmas. One can get really creative with this but you cannot divulge who you are or take credit for ir.
Some ideas I came up with are:
Shovel someone’s walk before they get home from work.
If you go through a drive thru coffeeshop or fast food place, give the person at the window a $5,00 bill and tell them to use it for the next person.
Leave an envelope of money in a grocery cart.
If you know someone that is really struggling financially leave them a grocery store card in their mailbox or a box of canned food items, some used clothing, whatever you think they need.
Buy some cookies for some aged people in your neighbourhood and leave them on the step, ring the doorbell and run fast as to not get caught.
Drop off a bunch of older VHS movies to a senior center or nursing home.
This can be a fun way to help someone else and boost your level of happiness knowing that you made someone else fell good too.
Buy a few teddy bears, some fancy pencils, some children’s books and donate them to a school in your community where the kids are from low income homes.
Buy a christmas ornament, wrap it and leave it in the library with a card that says for you.
Got any old coats or blankets, take them to a local shelter drop off box and let someone who needs it, use it.
Give someone a plant in the spring.
Get some flowers delivered to a widower, include an uplfting quote on the card.
Anonymously donate money to the library for two yearly library cards for people who are low- income.
Please comment with your experiences and ideas. I would love to read what you did. Enjoy yourself and you will because you will be making someone else feel good to.