I have decided I want to start spreading some holiday cheer with some gifts of kindness. Recently I feel I have taken more from this world than I have given back. I have taken a lot from the NHS with the help I’ve needed with my postnatal depression and taken lots of time and energy from my friends by needing their support. Now I am in a better place I need to start to balance out the world again for my own mind and what better time it could be to spread some kindness. Obviously it’s good to do these things whenever we can and I try to be mindful and helpful whenever I can throughout the year, but I’ve got some catching up to do. I have 11 days until Christmas and 11 gifts of kindness to complete so I can enjoy my Christmas knowing I have tried to make a difference in this world, however small it is.
It’s so easy to get consumed by life and not notice the world around you and how hard and evil it is for some people. Everyday in this world people are starving, homeless, living in fear and desperate. I like to think that most people want to do well and help people, but there are also many people who feed of fear and pain and want to see people suffer. My acts of kindness will not make much of a difference, but I am trying and would love to see you join me. We have to keep trying to make this world a better place.
It’s my job as a parent to show my children how to be kind and help others in need. I will be making my children aware of why we are doing this task and getting them involved so they hopefully grow up knowing to help others.
Below are my ideas of kindness and if anyone would like to join me I will be adding pictures to Instagram and twitter and using hashtag #SpreadingHolidayCheer
14th December – Spreading some blog love by sharing some of my favourite blog posts through my Facebook and doing lots of commenting.
15th December – Donation of baby clothes, toys and toiletries to my local mothers hostile
16th December – Donation to the food bank which includes some treats
17th December – Donation of money into a charity box
18th December – Leave a tip for the bin men
19th December – Buy the big issue and leave some money for a busker
20th December – Buy lunch for someone in need
21st December – Leave a bottle of wine on my neighbours doorstep
22nd December – Buy someone a lottery scratch card
23rd December – Bring cakes into work
24th December – Leave a tip for someone who usually isn’t tipped for their service.