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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Random Acts of Kindness at Christmas Time

This time of year, there are so many opportunities to spread kindness and cheer. Here is a list of things you can do that will cost you little or nothing but your time.

Donate gently used toys to your local second-hand store
Send Christmas cards to soldiers
Go Caroling at a retirement center or to your neighbors
Leave kind notes on cars in a parking lot
Choose items to purchase from a Giving Tree
Leave a note and treat for your mail carrier or delivery truck driver
Take treats to the police and fire station
Donate food to a food pantry
Write gratitude letters to people you love
Volunteer to read to at a retirement home or library
Tape change to a vending machine to surprise someone with a free treat
Put your change in the Salvation Army buckets
Smile at everyone
Donate blood at or give plasma
Make a pinecone bird feeder
Paint and hide kindness rocks
Babysit for a friend so they can wrap presents
Bake cookies for your neighbors
Ask the store cashier what their favorite candy is, then buy it for them
Drive through the bank drive through and send a treat into the teller.
Sing Christmas Carols at a hospital
Make treats to share with your neighbors
Leave a dollar for someone to find in the Dollar Spot at Target or at the Dollar Store
Pay for Lunch for the person behind you in line or in the drive through
Allow someone to go ahead of you in the checkout line
Notice nice things about people and offer compliments.
Volunteer at your children's school
Make or buy a blanket to donate to the homeless shelter
Buy a cup of hot cocoa or coffee for a homeless person
Make small bereavement blankets to donate to hospitals for parents who deliver a stillborn
Write a kind letter to someone who has made a difference in your life.
Smile  to everyone you see

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