Everyday Opportunities for Kindness
♥ Spend an hour writing Christmas cards to people you might interact with on every day engagements: cashiers, baristas, those in the service industry, etc. Then take notice of those opportunities when an overworked or overlooked worker could use an extra smile and give them one of your cards. Make the most of every opportunity during the holidays when “strangers” may be more open to receiving a warm greeting.
♥ “Can I pick something up for you?” Everyone is so stressed over the holidays. If you’re going to the store already, call a neighbor you think could use a break and ask if they’d like you to pick something up for them while you’re at the store.
♥ Help a teacher get the supplies needed for class so students can get the tools, supplies and experiences they need for a great education. Here’s an opportunity where a small donation will make a big difference.
♥ When you see people doing something right, tell them. It’s always a great time to give out compliments, but since the holidays can be stressful – your compliments might be even more appreciated than usual. If you have something nice to say, then say it! Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it.