Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Let's countdown the 25 days to Christmas by performing
at least one Random Act of Kindness each day.
The tree is ready to be filled with RACK's
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Harold Whitman
When I do things for others it makes me feel alive. I am happier, there is a bounce in my step, and I feel like I can do whatever I set my mind to. Yesterday someone asked me why I "coupon for charity". Why do I use all those coupons and buy stuff for other people? Because I thought I needed more money - because it seems like there is never enough and so I started using coupons. After I started finding ways to save money I then immediately used that saved money to buy things for others. It's interesting - I found that my needs were all being met and while that extra money would have been nice to have, it couldn't compare to the feeling I get from giving it away. It makes me feel alive.
What will you do today?
- Leave small treats on the windshields of cars you park near today. Attach a RACK card to the treat, or make your own. Candy canes would be a fun choice right now!
- Keep a stash of these cards (with treats attached) in your car all month long so that you will always be prepared to brighten someones day.
- Take a plate of cookies to the auto shop that worked on your car earlier this year, the florist who arranged flowers for your wedding (no matter how long ago it was), the teacher that made school fun. Imagine the look on their face when you thank them today and let them know you still remember what they did.
- Do something that makes you feel alive: exercising, visiting with friends, reading a good book, or whatever it may be - because when you feel alive you will in turn be kinder to those around you. Start off this month of giving by making yourself feel alive "because what the world needs is people that have become alive."