While the festivities are in full swing this time of year with friends and family, it’s time to think of others who might not be so fortunate. Even your neighbor might seem fine but maybe they are hurting in some way or are always alone. Things happen to all of us and it’s nice to be remembered, especially at Christmas time.
So I’ve made a list of random things one can do for somebody else. The most simple gesture can make such a huge impact to someone else. Not to mention how good it will make you feel. The blessings are limitless.
- Buy the person behind you in line at the coffee shop their order. Yes, this is so simple but yet so rewarding. I’ve had this happen to me a couple of times and I can’t tell you how awesome it made me feel. All I wanted to do is play it forward, which I did.
- Compliment someone you see today. Oh, how nice is it to hear of someone liking your hair, nails, bag, or clothes you wore that day. It’s costs you nothing but makes a big impact.
- Bake a delicious treat to share. Give to neighbors, hair stylist, mailman, gardner, anyone you wish.
- Send a text message to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Let them know you’re thinking about them.
- Donate clothes to a shelter in your city.
- Let someone in front of you at the checkout line.
- Call your parents.
- Give a homeless person some cash.
- Leave a positive comment on a blog.
- Leave a large tip for a waiter.
- Volunteer and give time to charity.
- Treat someone to flowers.
- Go to a dog park and pass out dog treats.
- Slip a $10 bill in with a box of diapers and leave it at a baby changing station.
- Purchase gas for the person behind you.
- Buy gift cards and hand them out to someone you don’t know.
- Leave a five star review online.
- Hold the door open for someone.
- Donate blood.
- Call up a family member.
- Buy your pet a surprise from the store.
- Drop off pet food at an animal shelter.
Acts of kindness can make the world a happier place for everyone. They can boost feelings of confidence, being in control, happiness and optimism. They may also encourage others to repeat the good deeds they’ve experienced themselves, contributing to a more positive community.
It is also known to improve our blood pressure and heart health. Let’s make this Christmas Season special to everyone you come across and see how happier YOU can be.